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Paraná River, Brazil

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Brazil, Selvíria - State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Aparecida do Taboado

The Paraná (Guaraní Parana) is a river in South America. It begins at the confluence of the Paranaíba and the Rio Grande at the point where the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul also form a triangle. After about 3200 kilometers to the south, it flows together with the Río Uruguay to the 290km long and up to 220km wide estuary of the Río de la Plata.

The catchment area of ​​the Paraná covers an area of ​​around 2.8 million square kilometers up to its influence in the Rio de la Plata. For the course of the Paraná together with the longer of the two source tributaries, the 1360 km long Rio Grande, a total length of 4880 kilometers is given.

Serrasalmus marginatus is widespread on the lower reaches and the floodplain forests of the Rio Paraná. You can find them in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil.

Submitted by
Lukasz Urbanowicz
Approved by
Roberto Reis, Francesco Denitto & Donald C. Taphorn
GPS
-20.3823662, -51.3664055
Geographical region
South America
Drainage Basin
Rio Paranà
River catchment
Water body type
Artificial reservoir
Water body name
Ilha-Solteira
Water body part
Open water
Water body course
Water body: tributary of
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Black water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
No
Water temperature
26-28 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6
Conductivity
15
GH
7 mg/l
KH
7 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
June 2020
Aquarium decoration

Stones, branches and leaves.

Aquarium equipment

Filter, heater and flow pump.

Fish care

Water changes, fresh leaves.

Plant care

No aquatic vegetation.

Water care

Water changes.

Dimensions

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

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Grey
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
None
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No