Riverbank in southern Mexico

117th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2018

russia Denmark. Thomas Krænge

Volume: 146 L
Dimensions: 144x34x30 cm
List of fishes: Thorichthys helleri
List of plants: N/A
Description of decorations: Fallen branches, sand, and stones in all sizes.
Description of equipment: The upper stone is a homemade module filter with a Eheim compactOn 600 pump in, the Lights a 2 x 11 watt, LED.
Water parameters: about 23 degrees.


Description of the area surrounding the biotope: Catazajá, Chiapas, Mexico. the river i wanted to duplicate, floats along the small town of Catazajá, Catazajá is a town and one of the 122 Municipalities of Chiapas, in southern Mexico. It covers an area of 621 km². Because it is a very lowland area, there often occurs temporarily Lagoons, witch is a big local tourisme attraction.

Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: As a result of these constantly changes, the water in the nearby rivers are often quite transparent and there is a lot of natural flow in the water.

Description of the parameters of the habitat: The temperatures near Catazja, typically varies from 67°F to 97°F.

List of fishes and invertebrates occurring in the nature biotope: N/A

List of plants found in the nature biotope: N/A

Sources of information:

Comments of the members of the jury of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2018