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Lake Glemende biotope

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by MatB, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. MatB

    MatB Member

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    Hi
    This is my first post on forums (except for participation in the photo contest picture nr.4:)
    I wanted to create biotope aquarium for Apistogramma sp. "Abacaxis". I've read all about the lake Glemende what I was able to find and didn't find information about dither fish from the lake. Does anyone have some confirmed information about the species found in the lake?
    I'll be very grateful for information.

    I hope you will forgive me my imperfect English :)
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  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I just re-read Linke's introduction of the species. In it he doesn't list any species found with them except half-grown Discus. This is hardly surprising because the water values were extreme: muddy, blackwater pH 3.9, dGH & dKH <1, 8 µS/cm @ 29.8°C. You could check Fishbase for the lower Rio Madeira and see what occurs there.
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    ErtyJr Active Member

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    While I don't recall much from when I read about it a specific quote sticks in my head which was "surprised by the lack of almost any other life (or maybe fish)" besides Apistogramma sp. abacaxis. The pH was in the 3's as mike mentioned and had a very low TDS. All in all the lake has some very very extreme waters that very few fish can survive. It's what makes this species so challenging and fun to breed!

    I must admit though I am quite interested in this now that you mention it. If you come up with any info please do share. My pair just spawnes, in fact I should be seeing my free swimmers tomorrow. I absolutely love my A. sp. abacaxis.
  4. MatB

    MatB Member

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    Thanks very much for all descriptions of the lake. I did not find other information about species that inhabit this lake, I decided to resign from a purely biotope aquarium for general BW.
    Below are some photos of my newly arrived residents :)
    1. Apistogramma sp. "Abaxaxis" WF
    2. Carnegiella strigata WF
    3. Nannostomus marginatus WF
    _MG_4453.jpg _MG_4354.jpg Nannostromus marginatus.jpg
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    Tom C Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    WOW! Wonderful photos! :)
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    Culprit New Member 5 Year Member

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    x2 great photos & fish !
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    Amazing photos and very nice fish :D
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    I was just thinking how amazing the photos are!
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    Thank you all for kind words. For those interested, few more photos: _MG_4418.jpg _MG_4435.jpg Nannostromus marginatus 1.jpg
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    Frank_H Active Member

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    Awesome MatB :) I wish I had the skills and the equipment to make such beautiful pictures!
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    Excellent pictures right here
    Good looking Mat :)
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    Amazing tank..AMAZING photos! I'm new to this forum, too. I love what you're doing with this one and look forward to seeing it evolve!

    -Scott
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    Fikret Celik Member

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    Excellent and awful... Thanks for the pictures... I think not just pictures, live in gorgeous... Congratulations!
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    uaauu! love it
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    DaRe Member 5 Year Member

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    Top notch photos!
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    What do you use to take the pictures
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    Canon Eos 7D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon Speedlite 580EX II and some cheapest extension tubes for true macro shots and Adobe PS for final touch :)
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    Ok thanks

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