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Biotope Aquariums

A biotope aquarium contains fish species (and plant species if applicable) that correlate to a particular environment, somewhere in the world. It is often difficult to replicate biotopes exactly, as we are all limited to availability of plants, rock types etc, so occasionally substitutions have to be made.

It is not necessary to exactly replicate the biotopes inhabitants, in fact in many cases an ecosystem will contain fish that prey upon each other, as well as cloudy water, mud and a whole host of other undesirable things!

The most popular biotope tank is perhaps the Amazon floodplain, followed closely by the rock-filled tanks of Lake Malawi. Have a look at some of our examples and see if anything inspires you!








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What fish are good community fish? There is no absolute answer to this, but in general a community tank should contain only species that will tolerate each others behaviour, are approximately the same size, eat the same foods, and accept the same water conditions. Hardy tank bred fish that have adapted somewhat to local water conditions, and have no special dietary requirements usually make good candidates


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