88. Biotopes: Examples of Replicating Wild Habitats Leave a comment

Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
88. Biotopes: Examples of Replicating Wild Habitats
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In this episode, the Water Colors team discuss a few biotope ideas! A biotope is an aquarium made to closely replicate a natural habitat, down to the plants and type of drift wood. It’s a fun concept to completely geek out over! Tell us about your dream biotope in the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast Listeners Group.

Corrections:
– Lakes that have no outflow are referred to as “Endorheic lakes”. Calling them a “terminal lake” would also be accurate. “Euhalitrophic” is not a term used in limnology.
– The Rio Guaporé forms part of the border between Bolivia and Brazil, so it is not found in Peru. The name is Portuguese.

Species Mentioned in this Episode:
Cryptocoryne parva
– Gold-ring danio (Brachydanio tinwini)
– Choprae danio (Celestichthys choprae)
– Tiger badis (Badis kyar)
– Scarlet badis (Dario dario)
– Black tiger badis (Dario sp. “Myanmar”)
Bucephalandra spp.
Cryptocoryne spp.
– Java fern (Leptochilus pteropus)
Pelvicachromis kribensis “Moliwe”
Aphyosemion australe
Crinum calamistratum
Anubias barberti
Anubias hastifolia
Anubias bartericoffeefolia
– Cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)
– Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
– Celestial Pearl danio (Celestichthys margaritatus)
– Fire-line danio (“Inlecyprismaetaengensis)
– Lake Inle danio (Devario auropurpureus)
Rotala rotundifolia
Hydrocotyle spp.
– Najas grass (Najas guadalupensis)
– Ambulia (Limnophila spp.)
– Lake Inle loach (Petruichthys brevis)
– Walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)
– Asian rummynose (Sawbwa resplendens)
Eriocaulon cinereum
Eriocaulon sp. “Vietnam”
Limnophila aromatica
Ottelia mesenterium
– Ruffle sword (Echinodorus martii)
Nymphoides hydrophylla “Taiwan”
Caridina lanceolata
Caridina dennerli
– Rabbit snails (Tylomelania spp.)
– Sailfin silversides (Subfamily: Telmatherininae)
– Celebes rainbowfish (Marosatherina ladigesi)
– Celebes halfbeak (Nomorhamphus liemi)
Corydoras sterbai
– Black Neon tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)
Apistogramma trifasciata
– Checkerboard cichlid (Dicrossus spp.)
– Clown killifish (Epiplatys annulatus)
Eleocharis parvula
– Jellybean tetra (Ladigesia roloffi)
– African fern (Bolbitis heudelotii)
Cyperus helferi
Nymphaea lotus
Fissidens spp.
Nanochromis nudiceps
Nanochromis transvestitus
Nanochromis splendens
– Blue Diamond Congo tetra (Alestopetersius smykalai)
– Orange Flash Congo tetra (Alestopetersius cf. nigropterus)
– Red Congo tetra (Alestopetersius brichardi)
– Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
– Lamp-Eye Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus aurantiacus)
– Red Tiger lotus (Nymphaea zenkeri)
– Pearl danio (Brachydanio albolineata)
Betta imbellis “Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia”
– Kuhli loach (Pangio semicincta)
Cryptocoryne cordata
– Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
Betta mahachaiensis
Betta splendens
– Bumblebee goby (Brachygobius xanthozonus)
– Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)
Betta albimarginata
Betta unimaculata
Betta ocellata
– Reticulated hillstream loach (Sewellia lineolata)
– Snakehead (Channa spp.)
Betta channoides
– Buffalo-Head cichlid (Steatocranus casuarius)
– Pindu cichlid (Stomatepia pindu
– Soda cichlid (Alcolapia alcalica)
– Convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata)
– Altum angelfish (Pterophyllum altum)
– Discus (Symphysodon spp.)

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