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#5778 Corrientes, Paraná flooded savanna, Argentina

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It is a small pond biotope formed after the Parana Henri floods in the state of Corrientes. Apistogramma borelli lives in this area. A few submerged branches and leaves are visible among the flooded meadows. There is a shallow body of water and the waters are clean. While setting up the aquarium, I paid attention to these and tried to create an image similar to nature as much as possible.

Submitted by
Arif Hikmet Başeğmez
GPS
-27.4659805, -58.7140160
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Parana River
River catchment
Parana River
Water body type
Wetland
Water body name
Parana river flood pond
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Upper course
Water body: tributary of
Wetland
Tributary name
Parana River

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
°C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
6.9
Conductivity
180
GH
5 mg/l
KH
2 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
January, 2022
Aquarium decoration

All materials used were chosen similar to those in Nature. The light-colored sand used on the ground, a few dry leaves, and a few twigs complete the savannah meadows. Plants were planted to represent a flooded pond. The ground and plants were not touched in order to create areas where fish will be kept and micro-life elements that can be consumed by juvenile fish.

Aquarium equipment

Waterfall filter 240 h/liters, jbl heather 50 W, floodlight 6500 K-10 W.

Fish care

I offer live and quality dry food for the regular development and good nutrition of fish. In order to control the water values, I regularly measure the nitrates and make the necessary water changes accordingly. I use distilled raw water mixed with tap water; so I’m capturing the values ​​in the habitat.

Fishes:

  • Apistogramma borelli (opal)
Plant care

I only support the mineral existing in the water with water changes.

Aquatic plants:

  • Helanthium tenellum
  • Hydrocharis laevigata
Water care

I measure the nitrate values ​​and change the water between 10-20% when necessary (once a week or every two weeks).

Dimensions

Length
50 cm
Depth
35 cm
High
32 cm
Volume
45 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
None
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation

Bibliography

  • by JJ Neiff
    ISBN Aquatic plants of the Paraná system