#653: 220L Biotope Aquascape Mixteco River,Camotlan,Huajuapan de Leon Oaxaca.

Bernardo Salas Perez huajuapan de leon, Oaxaca, Mexico

Awards and Comments

First Place
Using untouched driftwood natural sand and rocks collected from nature Creator reproduces successfully the main features of underwater life in a river very lively.
— Long Tran Hoang

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 200 × 30 × 40 cm
Title Mixteco River,Camotlan,Huajuapan de Leon Oaxaca.
Volume 220L
Background white
Lighting X2 led tube T8 lamps
Filtration X2 external filtres of 900lts/hr.
Plants No plants
Animals Astyanx Mexicanus, Notropis bucardi, Notropis Moralesi.
Materials Water sypres driftwood form the river it self, rocks and susbtrate extracted from the same area of where this fish live.
Additional Information This aquarium was inspired by the cristal clear waters of the Mixteco River in the area of the town of Camotlan part of the City of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca in Mexico. After the season of the heavy rains of August, by September the river is shaped with pebble bottom brownish colour of substrate, decorated by lots of driftwood that has been throwed in by the powerful currents created by heavy rains of past months, this is the home for several of Astyanax mexicanus and two species of Notropis (moralesi and boucardi). These fishes feed on the aquatic moss that grows in some sections of the underwater roots of great cypress trees that grow around the river, mostly Fissidens sp. and other type of algae.

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