#686: 38L Biotope Aquascape Zika Virus

Richard Monsorno Jacksonville, United States

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 20 × 10 × 12 cm
Title Zika Virus
Volume 38L
Lighting Natural outdoor
Plants Ceratophyllum demersum (coontail), Pistia statiotes (water lettuce), Salvinia minima (common salvinia), Taxodium distichum cones (bald cypress)
Animals 6 Gambusia holbrooki ( Eastern mosquito fish), Aedes aegypti (mosquito), Pomacea paludosa (Florida applesnail)
Materials An assortment or twigs, small branches, leaves, and sandy mud make up the bottom. A large piece of swamp driftwood floats on top.
Additional Information This tank was inspired by the swamps of Jacksonville Florida, and the habitat it provides the zika virus carring Mosquitos. A. aegypti lay larva in pockets of water created by natural crevices in the wood. The salvinia naturally occurs (invasive species) where I live from mid-summer to mid-fall. Everything else is living year round.

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