South America biotope aquarium, arranged by Ivan Frank (Croatia) for the final of Biotope Aquarium Design Contest 2014 (held during ZooSphere 2014 in Saint Petersburg, Russia). This tank took the 5th place in the contest.
Description of the biotope (as written on the information plate):
Llullapichys (Yuyapichis) River is a 52 km long white water river, starting in Cerro Sirra and ending in Pachitea River in Huanuco, Peru close to the western slopes of the Andes. Bevause of blackwater creeks, rifts and palm swamps its water is almost always murky. Its current vary from very fast to slow. River bottom consists of sand, rounded stones, roots, branches and leaf litter with different plants. Corydoras like sand the most and such is shown in the aquarium. Other species living here are Ancistrus sp., Carnegiella marthae, different Nannostomus, Otocinclus and Apistogramma sp., etc. On southern bank of the river there is a famous research station Panguana. Like almost all rivers of Ucayali system this one is in danger of pollution becasue of gold extraction and logging.