Dimensions 50 × 40 × 30 cm
Title Fast-flowing mountain stream in Guangzhou province, south-eastern Chin
Animals Tanichthys albonubes
Materials rocks,sand subrsrate,birth roots
Additional Information This aquarium was designed to draw attention to endangered species of fish. People alter habitats for fish and other aquatic organisms, thereby destroying the species. Rapid mountain streams in the place where now stands the city Guanchzhou, were the original habitat of Tanichthys albonubes. At home, they were considered extinct but fortunately, a small number of them have been found in isolated areas of Guandong and on the island of Hanyang in China, as well as in the province of Quang Ninh in Vietnam. Chinese government takes steps to restore the population of Tanichthys albonubes in nature. Habitats of Tanichthys albonubes were only a shallow fast flowing streams with crystal clear water, rounded rocks and sandy bottom. There are often hanging roots and branches, but leaves do not stay in the creek due to rapid currents. There are lots of rounded stones here, overgrown with diatomic algae. There are almost no aquatic plants here. In nature Tanichthys albonubes feed on small crustaceans and small insects falling into the water. Now the fishes are actively bred by aquarists and it gives hope that the species will not be lost forever. Yet the problem of modern people is to prevent extinctions and possibly restore their population in the wild.