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Nypa brackish swamp, Samut Sakhon, Thailand

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Thailand, Central Thailand, Mueang Samut Sakhon District

In Nypa brackish swamp there’s a lot of decomposing matter comming from nypa palm like branches, leaves, fruits and there is a little bit of sand.

The particularity of this biotope, is that palm trees allow many species to reproduce, to hide and survive the dry season thanks to its petioles who retain water.

Submitted by
Antonin Lumixo
Approved by
Greg Martin & Peter Unmack
GPS
13.5602779, 100.3068619
Geographical region
Southeastern Asia
Drainage Basin
Gulf of Thailand
River catchment
Maha Chai river
Water body type
Wetland
Water body name
Nypa Brackish Swamp
Water body part
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Brackish water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
High
Water temperature
26 °C
Water flow/curent
None

Chemical parameters

pH
7.8
Conductivity
450
GH
KH
4 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
November, 2020
Aquarium decoration

For decoration I choose natural elements from the biotope and only from the Nypa palm, so there are branches, leaves and pods. I add only one aquatic plant : the Lemna minor because it is present in the biotope, consume nitrates and soften the light because Betta mahachaiensis need shade and low light.

Aquarium equipment

For equipment I chose the extern filter EDEN 501 with Eheim substrat pro to have as many denitrifying bacteria as possible, the led ramp NICREW ClassicLED G2 with dimmer for sunrise and sunset setting and a classic heater.

Fish care

For my Betta mahachaiensis I use the biofish food ”Cavar” by Gerald Bassleer (the best granular food I have seen) and live food like Asellus aquaticus, Daphnia, Ostracoda etc.

Plant care
Water care

I make water changes by checking the water parameters.

Dimensions

Length
50 cm
Depth
30 cm
High
30 cm
Volume
45 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
None
Pebble/Gravel
None
Stone
None
Stone form
Silt/Mud
Black
Leaves
Adundant
Driftwood
None
Submerged terrestrial vegetation