Rio Shanushi tributary near Yurimaguas, Peru

The 17th place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2014

croatia Croatia. Ivan Frank

Volume: 182 L
List of fishes: Apistogramma baenschi, Nannostomus trifasciatus
List of plants: Lemna minor, Pistia stratiotes
Biotope description: This is presentation of Apistogramma baenschi biotope near city of Yurimaguas, Peru. The water is a pond left after rain season, very clear with a deep leaf layer covering the bottom. Lots of dead leaves stained the water in a deep orange-brown color. Almost no aquatic plants are found in the area. The plants present are over-hanging grasses and such along the edges. There is some pressure on their habitat due to planting of Palm oil palm plantations so its a must to show this habitat to the world until its gone.

My 2nd place was Rio Shanushi, as it was well done, according to the A. baenschi biotope, and correctly described.

Heiko Bleher (Italy)

One of the best twig and leaf litter aquascapes I’ve ever seen, and one which is repeated in nature the world over with many of our aquarium favourites adapted to live in such a habitat.

Jeremy Gay (Great Britain)