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Thandwe creek of Rakhine, Myanmar

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The aquarium was set up based on a biotope of Thandwe creek of Rakhine in Myanmar. This is a slowly-running medium sized creek in the formerly Arakan State, on Myanmar’s western coast, bordered by Chin State in the north, by the so called divisions Magway, Bago and Ayeyarwady in the east, by the Bay of Bengal in the west and the Chittagong divison of Bangladesh in the northwest.

From north to south runs a mountainous region, across the state were it rains often.The valleys are filled with creeks, lakes and immense rice fields, coco and palm plantations. Very few fishes are known from this part of Myanmar. The snakeheads don’t live in deep habitats, the water is mostly clear, but after a heavy rain all is turbid. The ground is often covered with leaf-litter and gravel, black and white stones in some areas.

Submitted by
MAA Rafsanjani
Approved by
Greg Martin & Peter Unmack
GPS
18.4884491, 94.4516678

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Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Clear water
Water transparency
Medium
Concentration of sediments
Medium
Water temperature
25 °C
Water flow/curent
Strong

Chemical parameters

pH
7
Conductivity
0
GH
0
KH
0
Dissolved Oxygen
80 %

Aquarium information

Aquarium description

Set-up date
August 2020
Aquarium decoration

Roots, wood, leaves, twigs, stones and sand.

Aquarium equipment

Canister Filter Fluval FX4, DIY lamp 50Watt.

Fish care

Fishes:

  • Channa pulcra (2)
  • Lymnaea stagnalis (4)

Feed daily (crickets, maggots, worms).

Plant care

Plants:

  • 50 Vallisneria sp.,
  • 30 Lemna minor
  • 10 Cryptocoryne sp. (Fisch. ex Wydler).

Liquid fertilizer every three days.

Water care

20% of water change once week.

Dimensions

Length
90 cm
Depth
35 cm
High
40 cm
Volume
110 L

Substrate in aquarium

Sand
Black
Pebble/Gravel
Mixed
Stone
Mixed
Stone form
Roundish
Silt/Mud
Black
Leaves
Many
Driftwood
Many
Submerged terrestrial vegetation
Yes