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NEW FISHES OF EL REMANSO

One of perks is the amazing trip to the Mavicure Mountains which are an impressive natural attraction and very interesting to do trekking.

Two of our friends Lars Thuesen from Denmark ( www.DiscusWildLife.dk)

AquaWIldLife_Logoand Kirill Dmitriev from Moskow (www.con-pf.ru) They are located less then one day by boat up the Río Inírida from Puerto Inírida, Colombia. This place is also called El Remanso and it is a wonderful landscape with very impressive rock formations.

Many undescribed loricariids are still out there, so that during our last trip in November-December (2009) Heiko Bleher was able to find several new species and some unknown to the aquarium hobby like Pseudolithoxus dumus (Armbruster & Provenzano, 2000), very rarely seen but beautiful loricariid that inhabits the rocky areas near El Remanso. In the small affluents are found other fishes like Apistogramma aff. personata, Crenicichla cf. nothophthalmus.

ONLY 9 DAYS ARE LEFT TO RAISE FUNDS to create BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Platform with an integrated interactive multilingual BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App.

We hope You will contribute to make BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project real. Everyone is invited to support BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project on Indoegogo.com

tropical-gel  – official sponsor of BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project

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BIOTOPE AQUARIUM FOR APISTOGRAMMA sp.

Dear BIOTOPERS!

Many of you wish to give your Apistogrammas the biotope correct aquarium.

Using our BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App as visual and educational support it will be easy to learn about the natural habitat of your fishes and to have a practical guide with precise steps on how to re-create such natural habitat in your aquarium.

To give your fish the HOME where they will feel well and show their natural behaviour.

Have a look at the preview of our BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App to have an idea how the information below will be presented on the future App.

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Location of colletion: The Apistogramma sp. 1 and sp. 2 were collected by Heiko Bleher in the upper reaches of the Igarapé Miguel (location 6), Lago Jari, Brazil.

Water types, chemical parameters, temperatures and biotope: In the Apistogramma habitat, full of leaves and branches, was on 3.11.2007 at 16:00 the pH 5.61; conductivity 14 µS/cm; water temperature 27.3 °C, water colour black; easily flowing through a light, sandy soil ground. There was no aquatic vegetation.

Behavior: This dwarf cichlid were in very shallow leafy shore regions were Heiko Bleher also found many small characoids such as Iganodectes sp., Hyphessobrcon sp., Copella sp., Moenkhausia cf. colletti.

Like many other Apitsogramma species also this one is ideal for small aquariums and should be given a biotope correct decoration. Some driftwood, leafs and a small rocky cave, which is ideal for their egg disposal.

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VAMPIRE CATFISH

VAMPIRE CATFISH – members of the family Trichomycteridae have a bad fame because they feed by sucking blood from the gills of larger fishes.

3 different species live over sandy ground in Rio Yavari: Vandellia sanguinea, which had just sucked the blood from another fish; Pseudostegophilus nemurus; and Henonemus cf. triacanthopomus.

Together with other fishes like Ctenobrycon hauxwellianus; Moenkhausia cf. intermedia; Hemidoras stenopeltis; and Pimelodella cf. altipinnis often just grazing, almost invisible, over the bottom or buried in the sand.

Every fish (over 30 species) collected in this precise location is registered in our archive with correct name, date, location (GPS), habitat description, water parameters.

This information will be offered in form of the multilingual smartphone application – BIOTOPE AQAURIUM App – to the aquarists in order to give them the research tool to understand the elements of this ecosystem and help them to create the correct biotope aquarium.

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TROPICAL – official sponsor of the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project!

Who doesn’t know TROPICAL fish food? Maybe you don’t, but your fish deserve it!

Like the GEL-FORMULA that made its PREMIERE during the Interzoo 2018. This food will become one of the funniest and finest ways to get children involved into the fish passion!

TROPICAL is one the best known brands of the aquatic industry. And one of the first ones who recognized the potential of the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project and in particular of the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App!

TROPICAL Poland is sponsoring the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App in its test-run fase that will begin in June 2018.

This innovative App will provide correct and unique information about biotope research to aquariums lovers, professionals, schools and universities but also to pet shops and industry, certified by a few but real experts.

Thank you for your support!

BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project team

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DON’T DRIVE FAST – DON’T KILL – DON’T DIE

So says the sign when leaving La Paz, capital of Bolivia, in reference to the dangerous highway entering. And this is exactly our plan during the trip from La Paz in a 4×4, from 4500 meter high on the most dangerous highway on planet earth with its breath-taking sight surrounded by the dense jungle.

We will be going down to Sea level within 123 km distance only. Here we will check every river or creek we can locate. Many of them are full of aquatic vegetation – hidden oases in the middle of nowhere with amazing fish like this tiny blue shiny tetra. A real miniature fish of hardly 12 mm TL identified as Tyttocharax sp.

You will visit the Lake Titicaca – a gigantic inland sea which covers 8,000 square-kilometres and is with 3,856 metres above sea level (12,507 feet) the highest navigable lake in the world.

And explore its affluents where can be found some aquatic plant species like Hydrocotyle ranunculoides, which grows very well under water but makes floating leafs; Ludwigia sp. growing emers, as well as in the currant an Potamogeton sp.

It is always a challenge for follow the footsteps of some early explorers but with #HeikoBleher you will trace what they have found in remote areas, fishes which have never been seen a life and /or never been photographed in vivo. To be able to get a picture of what we have on our planet and hopefully bring some back alive to study them. Their behaviour, reproduction and, if possible, introduce them to the hobby.

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KIRILL DMITRIEV is our 2nd team member on COLOMBIA Exploration Adventure!

Today we announce our 2nd participant on Colombia trip – Kirill Dmitriev from Moscow! This breathtaking EXPEDITION WITH HEIKO BLEHER is one of the perks of our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com http://igg.me/at/biotopeaquarium/shre!

With departure is from Bogota with plane to Puerto Inirida, Colombia, border with Venezuela, we will visit the most amazing places up the Inirida River across the most beautiful and unique mountain area, the Pajarito, Mono, and Mavecure Hills, over rapids into unexplored affluent creeks, of black water, visiting Indian tribes and seeing untouched nature, collecting fish, possibly never seen before new species!

NUMBER OF  PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED TO 5 – ONLY 3 MORE PEOPLE CAN JOIN HEIKO ON THIS TRIP!

 

 

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LARS THUESEN goes on COLOMBIA Exploration Adventure!

We announce our fist participant on Colombia trip – Lars Thuesen from Denmark. This breathtaking EXPEDITION WITH HEIKO BLEHER is one of the perks of our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com http://igg.me/at/biotopeaquarium/shre!

With departure is from Bogota with plane to Puerto Inirida, Colombia, border with Venezuela, we will visit the most amazing places up the Inirida River across the most beautiful and unique mountain area, the Pajarito, Mono, and Mavecure Hills, over rapids into unexplored affluent creeks, of black water, visiting Indian tribes and seeing untouched nature, collecting fish, possibly never seen before new species!

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED TO 5 – ONLY 4 MORE PEOPLE CAN JOIN HEIKO ON THIS TRIP!

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BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Fundraising update

Hi everybody!

A quick update on our crowdfunding campaign to support the creation of BIOTOPE AQUARIUM App to promote the concept of the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM among adults and children.

34 to the end of the campaign, and we’ve already reached 51%!

Everyone is talking about the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project IN THE WORLD! From China to the USA, from Italy to Finland! It has been considered one of the most innovative projects of the year, capable of transforming a hobby like the love of fish and aquariums into a true study of the habitat and the environment!

We count on you! Supports the BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project on Indiegogo.com

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Aquatic research – an example

In 2010 Heiko Bleher did the #ichthyologic #research in every tributary of the lower Caquetá. This is what he found in the nameless Caño, near Caño Cordoba, lower Rio Caquetá.

biotopeaquarium-18_I was able to walk deep into it and found shallw areas and specially underneath such roots I knew I would find several characoids, where they hide and spawn during the

Under overhanging roots Heiko collected small characoids, like a very nice Nannostomus cf. digrammus, Nannostomus trifasciatus and a very nice Hyphessobrycon sp. 2, as well as a very small Hemigrammus sp. All these (and more) fish species were hidden below these roots – living only there. Those are perfect species for any Nano-aquarium. Real beauties.

Walking much deeper into this unspoiled flooded primary rain forest, a litte further Heiko Bleher found the biotope covered with millions of leaves – Apistogramma-land. Heiko found here Apistogramma cf. bitaeniata, different in colour. In this very shallow biotope, less then 10 cm deep, he also found Corydoras leucomelas. Another great beauty Heiko Bleher found here was Thoracocharax stellatus.

Interesting was the water here: clear, the parameters were pH 6.07, #conductivity 30 µS/cm and the #temperature 27.3 °C. Quite different from the white Caquetá.

Do you find this information useful?

On #BIOTOPE #AQUARIUM #Platform we are going to build you will find thousands of such habitat descriptions.

These will help you to create your BIOTOPE AQUARIUM and give your fish and plants the best home they could ever have.

Support our #intiative helping the hobbyists to step into the #BIOTOPE #AQUARISTIC!

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Thank You in advance!

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