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Su Stream, Wuxi, Zhejiang, China

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China, Zhejiang, Wuxi

The Su Stream is located in a small town called Yixing in Zhejiang province. It origins in Zhejiang and joins in Tai Lake. Hundreds years ago, it was an important water source for local residents. It is now, however, away from towns and cities, hardly being disturbed by human activities. As a result, various fishes live there, including Rhodeus sinensis, Acrossocheilus fasciatus, Opsariichthys evolans and Pseudogastromyzon changtingensis.

Submitted by
Zhengkuan Wan and Xianyu Wang
Approved by
Fan Li & Zhou Hang
GPS
31.1970901, 119.7578964
Geographical region
Eastern Asia
Drainage Basin
Yangtze River
River catchment
Water body type
Stream
Water body name
Su Stream
Water body part
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
Stream
Tributary name

Videos above and below water

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Low
Water temperature
15 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
6.2
Conductivity
5.25
GH
7.58 mg/l
KH
Dissolved Oxygen
16.81 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
May, 2023
Aquarium decoration

To make the water tank more natural, most of the decorations, including rocks, stones, sands and dry branches are collected from the original environment. They also help to maintain the water quality of the aquarium similar to the natural habitat. I also keep in the tank the wetland plant Acorus gramineus, which naturally grows in the habitat.

Aquarium equipment
  • Lighting: 1 RGB light 1000w
  • Filter: Eheim 600 Classic External Filter
Fish care

The species of fishes are selected from the Su stream habitat. Since they live in an environment with strong water current, I installed a water pump to create water flow. It can also produce oxygen, satisfying their oxygen requirements.

Fishlist:

  • Rhodeus sinensis (Cyprinidae)
  • Acrossocheilus fasciatus (Cyprinidae)
  • Opsariichthys evolans (Xenocyprididae)
  • Pseudogastromyzon changtingensis (Gastromyzontidae)
Plant care

None.

Wetland plants:

  • Acorus gramineus (Acoraceae)
Water care

Dimensions

Length
120 cm
Depth
50 cm
High
35 cm
Volume
210 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Grey
Pebble/Gravel
Grey
Stone
Stone form
Irregular
Silt/Mud
Leaves
Driftwood
Submerged terrestrial vegetation