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Aquarium Hauptansicht von Ein flacher Bach in Westafrika
Description of the aquarium:
West / Central Africa
Tank size:
150x50x25 = 188 liters ~ 49 gallons (us)
Phenacogrammus aurantiacus
Parasicydium bandama
Alestopetersius brichardi
Phenacogrammus aurantiacus
Parasicydium bandama
Phenacogrammus aurantiacus
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis
Chromidotilapia kingsleyae
Gobiocichla ethelwynnae
Aquarium decoration:
Gravel / sand mixture
Bolbitis heudeloti
Crinum natans
Cryptocoryne wendtii
Pistia stratiotes
Special features of the facility:
Rocks, roots, back wall
Aquarium equipment:
LED lamp 37.5 watts alternating with 4 LED spots per 4.5 Watt
Fluval 306 1150 l / h
Other equipment:
3 piece Hydor Koralia nano per 1600 l / h
3 Alestopetersius brichardi

The cherry-red-Congo Tetra aquarium hobby are slightly longer known, but several factors prevented a more widespread in the hobby: the unstable situation in Congo makes it difficult to capture and export, also females are hard to get, making breeding impossible. Often newly imported A. brichardi are very pale and justify at first glance not the high price tag. It takes several months until they can develop their brilliant colors!

11 Phenacogrammus aurantiacus

A Kongosalmlerart which was first introduced in early 2014. Unlike many other tetra species from West Africa both sexes look the same color (attractive!) Out, only longer fins in older males are a sure indication of discrimination. With a maximum of about 8cm, the animals are fully grown and are also suitable for small aquariums, as well as absolutely peaceful.

5 Rhabdalestes septentrionalis

A fairly aggressive tetra species, but on the other hand takes her fear through her constant presence the other shy species. Came as bycatch with Brycinus longipinnis - it was "extract" a lot of work that few Rhabdalestes several Hunder Langflossensalmler to.

2.3 Parasicydium bandama

A Grundelart from fast flowing river areas. Amphidrome way to spend several months in the pups with plankton in the ocean. Adult animals can return to freshwater, where they spend their lives and multiply.

1.1 Chromidotilapia kingsleyae

Largest Chromidotilapia-type (to 18cm) from Gabon. Unlike other species of this genus, a maternal mouth brooders without pair bonding.

5 Gobiocichla ethelwynnae

A little known Gobiocichla-kind. Occurs in fast-flowing areas. Breeding in the aquarium has not yet succeeded.

3 Synodontis Soloni
Synodontis species from the Congo catchment area. Also preferred fast-flowing areas.

4 Chiloglanis congicus
10cm large catfish from the Malebo Pool. Very voracious and active.

1 Euchilichtys sp.
Unknown type, which has come as a by-catch with Chiloglanis. Meanwhile, about 11-12cm tall and will hopefully stop growing at some point :).
Alestopetersius brichardi
Chromidotilapia kingsleyae
Parasicydium bandama
Chiloglanis congicus
Euchilichtys sp.
Alestopetersius brichardi
Water parameters:
T 22-24 ° C
pH to 7.0
Conductivity varies between 250-350 s / cm
most spirulina flake and sometimes frozen Artemia
rare: living white mosquito larvae