Tanganyika Lake, East Beach, Bulu Point cape, Tanzania

40th place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2016

russian_federation Russia. Evgeniy Bendin

Aquarium Volume: 32 L
Fish and invertebrates: Lamprologus similis
Plants list: None
Biotope description: Lake Tanganyika is located in the territory of 4 countries: Tanzania, Zaire, Zambia and Burundi and is part of an ancient East African Rift System. The lake water is fresh, highly mineralised, with a high content of magnesium salts. pH averages about 8.4. Total hardness (dGH) is of 12 to 19 degrees. The water is one of the cleanest and most transparent in the world. The lake is home to a large number of endemic organisms, including those of the Cichlidae family. In the lake you can find a variety of habitats: talus areas, cliffs and sandy beaches, as well as the estuarine zone. This aquarium shows sandy habitat at the bottom of the stones with a lot of clam shells Neothauma (depth of about 10 m), where Lamprologus similis lives. The life of these small fish closely associated with empty shells, they not only spend most of their lives there, but also spawn and raise their fry.

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