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Igarapé do Cumaru, Rio Negro, Brazil

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Brazil, Amazonas

This one a mono-species aquarium with Ivanacara adoketa, which become a wonderful adventure and passion about this species that deserves to be bred. The aquarium is thought to give an authentical environment to my fish, which proved to feel right at home.

Submitted by
Monica Bernardoni
Approved by
Roberto Reis, Francesco Denitto & Donald C. Taphorn
GPS
-0.2664810, -64.2423325
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Rio Amazonas
River catchment
Rio Negro
Water body type
Igarapè
Water body name
do Cumaru
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Rio
Tributary name
Paraná Ataui

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Black water
Water transparency
Low
Concentration of sediments
High
Water temperature
25 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
4.5
Conductivity
120
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
March 2020
Aquarium decoration

 

driftwood to replicate fallen branches, thick layer of palm leaves as bottom, fine fair sand

Aquarium equipment
  • Aquarium heater.
  • Small aquarium pump.
Fish care

Fish:

  • Ivanacara adoketa (2)

The nutrition of the couple, which I have been taking care of since 2019 (in this aquarium since March 2020), is made up of live food (earthworms) and exceptionally frozen food.

The first reproductions were not successful as the water values ​​were not yet ideal but with time and the stability maintained the couple brought to a successful conclusion all the spawning with an excellent attention to the little ones.

I feed the fry with Artemia, Microworm and Nobil fluid by increasing the size of the food as the chicks grow.

Plant care

No plants.

Water care

The data collected during the research showed that this species for reproduction needs water with a very acidic (low) pH rich in tannins and sediments.

I tried to recreate these conditions using infusions of leaves and woods inserted regularly in the aquarium never touching the bottom, reaching a ph of 5 / 5.30. The movement on the surface is almost absent, a small movement pump has been inserted to increase oxygenation, the water changes are made exclusively when needed with only demineralized water.

Dimensions

Length
83 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
50 cm
Volume
124 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
None
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Black
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
no