Swamps of Louisiana
The 42nd place in the qualifying stage of the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2014
Poland. Bartosz Strzała
Volume: 56 L
List of fishes: Heterandria formosa, Cambarellus puer, Pomacea sp.
List of plants: Micranthemum umbrosum, Ceratophyllum demersum, Lemna minor
Biotope description: The aquarium is inspired by swamps of Louisiana. The bottom of the swamp is covered with fallen leaves and pieces of wood. This is why the water has a peculiar brown color. The surface of water is covered by Lemna minor. These marshlands are a local ecosystem where hundreds of different species of animals live: from alligators lurking just around the corner to the smallest fish of North America: Heterandria formosa. These marshes are inhabited also by one of the smallest species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae: Cambarellus puer. Someone even saw there a Bigfoot.
My 3rd place was Swamps of Louisiana, which was not only beautifully reproduced, but also had correct fishes and plants according to that biotope.
This aquarium drew my attention because it gave me a sensation of deep swamp water. The crayfish was an excellent addition combined with small fish.