bam medium level

Rio Tulian near estuary, Honduras

Sponsored by

Honduras, Cortés, Omoa

Submitted by
Moises Mejia & Juan Ramon Torres
Approved by
Juan Miguel Artigas Azas & Jairo Arroyave
GPS
15.7957869, -87.9724350
Geographical region
Central America
Drainage Basin
North Coast Basin from Cortés
River catchment
Rio Cieneguita
Water body type
River
Water body name
Rio Cieneguita
Water body part
Estuary
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Rio Limoncito

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Brackish water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Low
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
28 °C
Water flow/curent
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
7.7
Conductivity
3
GH
250 mg/l
KH
80 mg/l
Dissolved Oxygen
8.0 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
August 2020
Aquarium decoration

Substrate: silica sand and gravel of various materials from metaform and igneous rocks, volcanic basalt rocks and metamorphic and igneous rocks, trunks of different types of wood from broadleaf trees of the surrounding tropical humid forest.

Aquarium equipment

Home filter, aquarium lamp with white and blue light configuration plus a lamp with two white and one yellow LED bulbs.

Fish care

Antichloro was applied to reduce the risk of damage by it, the decorations were previously sterilized in boiled water, and their feeding in flakes for the Poecilids and small pieces of fish meat for the predators.

Fishes:

  • Poecilia mexicana 2
  • Dormitator maculatus 3
  • Eleotris picta 1
  • Poecilia sphenops 2
  • Poecilia orri 2
  • Neritina natalensis 2
  • Macrobrachium amazonicum 2
Plant care

Flourish Advance + Plantex CSM+B

Plants:

  • Avicennia germinans 2
  • Ceratopteris pteridioides 2
  • Hymenocallis littoralis 1
  • Acmella sp. 1
Water care

Clorkill, biological and mechanical filtration.

Dimensions

Length
94 cm
Depth
28 cm
High
43 cm
Volume
113.176 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
White
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
no
Leaves
Few
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes

Bibliography

Sitography

→ FishBase

Comment by the expert

Juan Miguel Artigas Azas: The aquarium is very appealing and as close to nature as it could be, really beautifully made, it is also very lively and hypnotizing. However, the main problem I see with this aquarium is that it is not sustainable, since the eleotrids will definitely eat the Poeciilids and shrimp as soon as they become a little larger. In my opinion a much sustainable selection of species for this beautiful aquarium would have been to stick to Poecilia orri (or the eleotrids), with one selection of the crustaceans inhabiting the river and of course the beautiful Neridina! Several Poecilia species in such a small quarter will most likely interbreed. Also, Poecilia sphenops is likely misidentified, since the locality is well outside the natural distribution for this species and I cannot see it in the video provided.

Jairo Arroyave: As stated previously, despite the harmonious and balanced composition, and the overall beauty of the BAM, it was impossible to judge its accuracy with respect to the BIN. Accuracy aside, the model is aesthetically pleasing, and I appreciated the inclusion of numerous animal and plant species coexisting in apparent harmony. Information offered to recreate the BAM appears adequate and sufficient.