Born on November 2, 1970, in Sankt-Petersburg, Russia
Professional aquarist, biotoper and Biotope Aquarium Contest judge
Alexey Malyshev started to get interested in the hobby 40 years ago in Sankt-Petersburg, Russia (ex-USSR).
For the last 20 years, he has been exploring biotopes, traveling in many regions of Russia, studying and documenting the natural aquatic environments and their inhabitants.
Alexey Malyshev has been a member of the jury of the International Biotope Competition for 6 consecutive years and of other national competitions.
Being an excellent photographer, Alexey is the author of many articles about biotopes, fish and crustaceans that were published in different magazines and on-line. Also, he administrates the informative Facebook group called Biotopfish that includes posts related to aquatic explorations and aquatic life.