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Lago de Izabal, Guatemala

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Guatemala, El Estor

Lago de Izabal is the biggest lake in Guatemala. It has 43 km length, 19 km width and a surface of 717 km2. The deepest part of the lake is 18 m and actually beneath the sea level. In area this big you can find a lot of different biotopes and more than 30 different fish species that live here. I am trying to make a biotope of the swampy part of the lake, where the marshes are dence, stones are green and the fishes are hungry.

Submitted by
David Cernigoj
Approved by
Heiko Bleher
GPS
15.4805098, -89.3724976
Geographical region
Central America
Drainage Basin
Amatique Bay
River catchment
Water body type
Lake
Water body name
Izabal
Water body part
Outflow
Water body course
Upper course
Water body: tributary of
Rio
Tributary name
Polochic

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
High
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
27 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
7.6
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
April, 2014
Aquarium decoration

I’m trying to create a swampy lake biotope where the marshes are thick, the rocks are green, and the fish are hungry.

Aquarium equipment

This biotope was decorated during the biotope competition at the fair AkTer 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia. The equipment was supplyed by Juwel and JBL.

Fish care

Fishes in this biotope aquarium are:

  • Cryptoheros spilurus
  • Xiphophorus helleri
Plant care

Plants:

  • Vallisneria americana
  • Pistia stratiotes

Wetland plants:

  • Phragmites australis
Water care

Weekly 30% water changes.

Dimensions

Length
65 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
50 cm
Volume
104 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
Grey
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No