bam

Unnamed swamp in Conghua, Guangzhou, China

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China, Guangdong

The swamp I describe is rich in vegetation, with a large distribution of Nephrolepis sp. The swamp is littered with branches, providing plenty of shelter for fish. The substrate of the swamp is muddy, which is very suitable for the growth of Phragmites australis in it. In some areas of the swamp there is a distribution of Eleocharis yokoscensis.

Submitted by
Nan Li
Approved by
Fan Li & Zhou Hang
GPS
23.5452824, 113.5873871
Geographical region
Eastern Asia
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Heishui River
Water body type
Wetland
Water body name
A tributary of Heishui river
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
°C
Water flow/curent

Chemical parameters

pH
6.3
Conductivity
35
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
January, 2021
Aquarium decoration

All the materials used in my aquarium, including branches, dry leaves, etc., come from the wild nature. In order to restore wild habitat of Tanichthys albonubes in the most authentic way, I use the natural pond mud taking from the origin in Guangdong Province, which is vital in achieving the same water quality parameters as in the original habitat.

Aquarium equipment

Kessil Tuna Sun 360x 90w LED (2), Spectrum 6,000K to 9,000K
EHEIM professional 4 350 filter 1050L/H
EHEIM 600 classic external filter 1000L/H

Fish care

Fishes:

  • Oryzias pectoralis (10)
  • Tanichthys albonubes (15)
  • Barbodes semifasciolatus (5)
  • Aphyocypris normalis (2)
Plant care

Aquatic plan:

  • Eleocharis yokoscensis

Wetland plants:

  • Phragmites australis
  • Nephrolepis sp.

Change 1/5 water once a week.

Water care

Dimensions

Length
90 cm
Depth
60 cm
High
45 cm
Volume
243 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Pebble/Gravel
Stone
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Beige
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes

Bibliography

  • Guangdong Science and Technology Press, P77, P138 - The freshwater fishes of Guangdong Province
  • A New Record Species of Ricefishes in China: Oryzias pectoralis by Wu Wei-ming, Li Jian-Zhong
  • Threatened fishes of the world: Tanichthys albonubes Lin 1932 (Cyprinidae) by Xu-Fang Liang, Guo-Zhu Chen, Xiang-Lin Chen

Comment by the expert

Fan Li: This biotope looks healthy and beautiful. The space structure was well designed.

Zhou Hang: A very natural BAM, almost exactly same as the biotope I am familiar with. Fishes are in good condition, well balanced and maintainable. Lighting is good too.