Tributary of the Mamberamo River, New Guinea

83rd place in Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2017 and Bleher Trophy: 2nd place

ukraine Ukraine. Konstantin Radoutskiy

Volume: 110 L
Dimensions: 70x40x40 cm
List of fishes: Melanotaenia praecox
List of plants: Microsorum pteropus
Description of decorations: Fine gravel and sand. In this work the dam, formed by fallen branches of trees is shown.
Description of equipment: On the right side of the aquarium, a 600 l/h hanging filter is installed, taking water from the far left bottom corner, thereby creating a slight uniform flow. LED 12 W, 6500 К, 100 W heater. In the process of photo and video shooting, no equipment was removed from the aquarium and only regular lighting was used.
Water parameters: Temperature 25°C, pH – 7,8

Description of the area surrounding the biotope: Mamberamo is a river in the north-west of New Guinea, in the Indonesian province of Papua. It is the widest river in Indonesia. It flows into the Pacific Ocean. Has many ducts.

Description of the underwater landscape of the biotope: In this aquarium a section of the Mambero River was recreated, flowing through one of the provinces of Papua New Guinea. Neon rainbowfish can be found not only in the fast streams of the main river, but also in the surrounding wetlands with a slow current, where there are many aquatic plants, driftwood and flooded roots of coastal plants. In this work a small dam is shown, formed by branches fallen into the river with fern growing on them. That is why the current in this place is very weak.

Description of the parameters of the habitat: The water is transparent. The temperature is 22-28°C, pH is 6.5-7.8, GH is 8.0-18.0.

List of fishes: Melanotaenia praecox

List of plants: Nymphaea sp., Microsorum pteropus

Sources of information: Bleher’s biotopes book