The 1st international multimedia platform dedicated to aquatic explorations, new discoveries, biology of aquatic inhabitants, biotope aquariums set-ups,  biotope data sharing, education and conservation of freshwater.

BIN, BAM, FISH, PLANT and ARTICLE of the week


BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project is publishing weekly the unique data on BIOTOPE IN NATURE (BIN). All the data are related to precise collecting event with GPS, and document a biotope that provides a living space for the biological community of FISHES, PLANTS and INVERTEBRATES.

On BIN data are based the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM MODELS (BAM), aiming to replicate the original conditions of lake, creek or river area with their water type, chemical parameters, and correct décor material. In the ARTICLES are described the aquatic research, discoveries and adventures.

Biotope in Kerala, India

It’s your turn

Biotope Science aims to involve all aquarists in research of the local aquatic evironments. Everyone can become a biotope scientist no matter the occupation, age or location – all what is needed is a passion for Nature and the willingness to get involved.

Explore what kind of amazing creatures are swimming, crawling and thriving out there!



Say YES to BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Contest 2020!

The phenomenon of the biotope aquarium, thanks to the motivation of the aquarium hobbyists to create the accurate biotopes, is producing a cultural shift in the hobby, which is substantially raising awareness for conservation of the freshwater habitats.

Supported by our sponsors BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project is planing to organize the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Contest in 2020.
Will you take part? Let us know!


Article of the week

Definitive Guide on Rummynose Tetra

by Heiko Bleher

It was 1924, when the very first rummynose tetra was discovered and brought back alive after WWI to Germany by Albert Ramsberger from Bremen. Ramsberger managed to bring back only seven specimens from Aripiranga, Pará state, Brazil. Subsequently this fish was given the common German name “Rotmaul-Salmler”…



BAP experts – scientists, explorers, professionals and experienced hobbyist – are inviting you to join on their incredible expeditions to remote aquatic habitats.