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Orinoco Basin, Guárico, Venezuela

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Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of, Guárico, Toralba

The Orinoco river basin is one of the habitats of the Orinoco Altum where it lives in depressions and between plant roots.

Submitted by
Arief Hakim
Approved by
Roberto E. Reis, Pablo C. Lehmann and Flávio Lima
GPS
8.3615417, -65.9349976
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
East coast
River catchment
Orinoco river
Water body type
Creek
Water body name
Orinoco basin
Water body part
Flood plain
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
Creek
Tributary name
Orinoco river

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Black water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
29-30 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
February, 2023
Aquarium decoration

Stones of color similiar to those found in the original biotope and river sand similar to that in the wild habitat.

Fish list:

  • Pterophyllum altum (Cichlidae)
  • Hemigrammus rhodostomus (Characidae)
  • Corydoras adolfoi (Callichthyidae)
Aquarium equipment

Filtration : 2 pcs of Atman canister 3337s, first canister full of bio foam
And second canister full of mayin rugby media biological.

Fish care

The aquarium is set-up with stones and driftwood to these fishes hiding places and to make it apprear as natural habitat in the wild.

Plant care

None.

Water care

I usually make the water change 1 time a week with a RO water.

Dimensions

Length
170 cm
Depth
50 cm
High
66 cm
Volume
386 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
None
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Black
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes