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Moliwe River, Cameroon

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Cameroon, Moliwe, Bonadikombo

A few years ago I became aware of the Pelvicachromis kribensis from the Moliwe River and was able to purchase 2 F1 pairs.

A few weeks later I found out about the ÖvvÖ’s conservation program. That aroused my enthusiasm even more and so I tried to build my aquarium as close to Nature as possible.

Unfortunately, since I didn’t get any snails from this area, I resorted to Tylomelania sp. and Marisa cornuarietis. Because I consider snails to be indispensable for aquarium hygiene.

I completely avoided plants this time and instead took care of the algae.

What motivates me the most is that I can possibly be an ark for animals that could possibly become extinct due to humans in the next few years.

Submitted by
Frank Reinders
Approved by
Ad Konings & Anton Lamboj
GPS
4.0653486, 9.2480536
Geographical region
Central Africa
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
River
Water body name
Moliwe River
Water body part
Open water
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name

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
25 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
7.6
Conductivity
GH
125 mg/l
KH
9 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
December, 2022
Aquarium decoration

I used beige river pebbles and had them overlaid with algae. Coarse and fine gravel mixed with sand as substrate.

Aquarium equipment
  • Filter: JBL Greenline e 901
  • Water pump: Dupla Silentwaver sw 6000
  • Lighting: GHL Mitras Lightbar Daylight, GHL Mitras Lightbar Ozean, GHL Profilux Light WiFi
  • Heating: JBL protemp s 300
Fish care

The aquarium is constructed in such a way that there are different flow areas. There is a strong current, but also a lot of current shadows. There are many caves and crevices and altogether many different visible and invisible areas.

The animals are fed very varied and especially for the Pelvicachromis kribensis. There is often a vegetarian diet. The Epiplatys, being pure carnivores, mainly get insects and insect larvae. fresh and frozen.

Fishlist:

  • Epiplatys infrafasciatus (Nothobranchiidae) – 12
  • Pelvicachromis kribensis “Moliwe” (Cichlidae) – 5 and some juveniles
Plant care

None.

Water care
  • The water is changed 30% every 21 days and 60% every 60 days.
  • I use different care products for the water.
  • Window cleaning once a week.

Dimensions

Length
120 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
40 cm
Volume
240 L

Substrate in aquarium

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