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#4986 Forested swamp near Bhuigaon Beach, Maharashtra, India

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India, Maharashtra, palghar district maharashtra

Swamp forested wetland near Bhuigaon Beach in the Vasai-Virar area (a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region – MMR), Palghar District, Maharashtra, India: this location is a natural swamp area created near Bhuigaon Beach. This swamp area is close to some very diverse ecosystem.

The swamp is located near the fisherman village of Bhuigaon. People near this area more over dependent on fisheries and agriculture.  Large area near the ecosystem is surrounded with coconut tree plantation farm and banana culture. The swamp area is beautiful location for insects, crabs and fish, with some submersed palm trees.

This wetland is naturally formed is very diverse ecosystem that is home to variety of ornamental value fish as the water mass is surrounded by palm trees and almond trees. The trees have helped in developing a red water or blackwater ecosystem. The under water landscape consist of red soil and sand.

Submitted by
Devarsh Bhoir
GPS
19.3858929, 72.7635651
Geographical region
Southern Asia
Drainage Basin
Bhuigaon Beach swamp land
River catchment
Swamp
Water body type
Wetland
Water body name
Forested swamp near Bhuigaon Beach
Water body part
Marsh land
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
Wetland
Tributary name
Swamp near the sea

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Mixed water
Water transparency
Low
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
28 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.2
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen
100 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
March 10th, 2022
Aquarium decoration

Palm tree dried fibrous root system base (driftwood), floating plants, dried palm leaves. Water is cloudy because of composition of red soil, mud, soil and silt. Submersed root fiber of palm and almond leaves in the biotope has given the water body deep red tan. The aquarium is direct representation of same natural ecosystem.

List of products used for decoration:

  • Driftwood
  • Dried palm tree leaves
  • Almond leaves extract for tan effect
  • Palm tree fibrous roots
  • Red soil, silt, dirt and mud collected from location of eco system for development of beneficial bacteria for tank cycle
Aquarium equipment
  • Hangon filter rs 3000 flow rate 500 L/H
  • 2 RS panel lights twin colors 2 ft size
  • Filtert media ceramic rings
  • Activated carbon 500 gr each by Boyu
Fish care

Fish feeding twice a day.
Food type: blood worms, dried shrimp, pellets.
Medication, if required. Separate quarantine system for treatment.

Fishes:

  • Rasbora daniconius (Danionidae) – 5
  • Aplocheilus panchax (Aplocheilidae) – 2
  • Channa argus (Channidae) – 1

Floating plants:

  • Pontederia crassipes (Pontederiaceae) – 3
Plant care
  • Api liquid fertilizer for growth
  • Plant trimming
  • Removing dead leaves
Water care
  • Water change 30 % every week cleaning of filter media sponge
  • Checking water parameters
  • Checking fish health
  • Live food for fish – blood worms 2 times a day
  • Added activated carbon and ceramic rings for development of beneficial bacteria in the biotope
  • Removal of dead leaves if any plants are damaged
  • Add liquid fertilizers for floating plants

Dimensions

Length
60 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
15 cm
Volume
70 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Reddish
Pebble/Gravel
Grey
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Reddish
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation