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Shore of small affluent to Musa River, Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea, Northern Province, Ijivitari

Biotope aquarium that shows mariginal zone of small stream.

Rocky bottom with root of nearby growing tree creates perfect spot for fish to strive. Slower water current allow plants to grow densely, and gives good conditions for a school of Pseudomugil furcatus.

Plenty of hiding places amongst the rocks brings a group of Tateurndina ocellicauda to live and reproduce here. Place is full of live, movement and beautiful colors.

Submitted by
Kamil Hazy
Approved by
Hans-Georg Evers & John Lenagan
GPS
-9.6349087, 148.6232910
Geographical region
Oceania
Drainage Basin
River catchment
Water body type
Stream
Water body name
Nameless affluent
Water body part
Water body course
Lower course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Safia

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
Slow

Chemical parameters

pH
6.7
Conductivity
120
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
August 2020
Aquarium decoration

Roundish rocks, well watered wood.

Aquarium equipment

Fluval 307 external filter, 200W heater.

Fish care

Feeding only.

Fishes:

  • Tateurndina ocellicauda 8
  • Pseudomugil furcatus 20
Plant care

Trimming when needed.

Plants:

  • Leptochilus (Microsorum) pteropus
  •  Vallisneria sp.
Water care

Water changes every week – 25%.

Dimensions

Length
120 cm
Depth
40 cm
High
63 cm
Volume
260 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Beige
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Beige
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
no
Leaves
No
Driftwood
Few
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
No

Bibliography

Comment by the expert

Hans-Georg Evers: Nice set-up with a good balance. More information desirable.

John Lenagan: This was a balanced composition with good triangulation of components, the open spaces were balanced the larger rocks and timber root composition which provided the retreat zones and seclusion. The overall presentation with the inclusion of the dynamic arrangement of the feature drift wood and well placed rounded river rocks was pleasing to the eye . The plant selection was a little odd, I woud have preferred to have seen Eleocharis dulcis and not the spral val. The Jarva fern would have worked better if there was a greater range in the sizes with smaller denser growth in the open areas where there is stronger water flow and if it was attached to the surface of wood or rocks would have appear more real. From the material recieved (video only and one picture) I sensed this arrangement could only be viewed from the front and not from all round, with the clear back ground the depth of field experience was lost and this resulted in a seamingly two dimensional composition which diminished the overall effect and took away from the realism. (Being able to see equipment in main view must be avoided).