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Postby juwelsuperfish » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi,

I want to create an biotope aquarium from the brahmaputra river in my aqua 40, but here in Holland I can't find so much info about this river.This is how I want to have it:
Animals:
10x caridina babaulti
10x hara jerdoni

Plants:
Utricularia graminifolia
Pogostemon helferi
Ceratopteris cornuta
Monosolenium tenerum

I hope you can tell me whether these animals and plants live in this river or not.

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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby zico_aqua » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:58 am

Hello jef,

Sorry for the delayed reply. But here are few suggestion based on what i have personally seen:

UG does not grow there underwater..more on the land mass shoreline to be precise. Pogostemon erectus and stellatus grown in the brahmaputra river not helferi, monosolenium grows in abundance at the catchment areas. Cornuta i do notr have any idea on sorry.

Fauna wise shrimps are fine instead of jerdoni ypu can also try p. Balitora they are found in that area where water flow is highest. Hope this helps.
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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby juwelsuperfish » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:01 pm

Thanks for your answer!
Does UG grow on the shoreline of the brahmaputra?
Do you know some other aquatic plants (not to big, aqua 40) which grow in the brahmaputra river?
Can you write the whole name of p. Balitora, becuse I can"t find it on the internet. :)

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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby amitava1969 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:34 pm

That is most likely Psilorhynchus balitora or Balitora minnow. Do look up inter alia http://fishbase.sinica.edu.tw/Summary/S ... p?ID=24489
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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby vhroom » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:40 pm

p. Balitora = Psilorhynchus balitora(or more locally Balitora minnow)
size: 56mm (2.2") approx

tn_Psbal_u1.jpg

courtesy @aquaticrepublic.com

Utricularia graminifolia is carnivorous plant, pretty rare in the aqua hobby. Belongs to the bladderwort family. In certain places it grows emersed, while at others, submerged. Very difficult to maintain in the aquaria. nice as a carpeting plant and flowers when grown emersed.
For more details, see: http://www.tropica.com/en/plants/plant- ... folia.aspx.
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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby juwelsuperfish » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:15 pm

Thanks for your reactions!
I think this fish is too big for my aquarium.
UG is not very rare in holland, so thats no problem.

Any aquatic plants from the brahmaputra river?
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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby vhroom » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:33 pm

juwelsuperfish wrote:Thanks for your reactions!
I think this fish is too big for my aquarium.
UG is not very rare in holland, so thats no problem.

Any aquatic plants from the brahmaputra river?


I found this link particularly useful. Others may also share different inputs to add to our knowledge base.
http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope_indian_river.htm

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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby juwelsuperfish » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:22 pm

I have found this link already, but thank you! :)
In that link, the plants aren't placed at a river, and I think I know which fishes I want to have already.

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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby juwelsuperfish » Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:45 pm

So can anyone tell me which plants grow in the brahmaputra river? I hope I can find some littler plants, because it will be in an aqua 40.
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Re: Brahmaputra biotope

Postby zico_aqua » Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:35 am

Go for rotala species any actually..there are a lot that grows there..some blyxa / val sp. also grows there..cannot give a proper id as did not verify in hand
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