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Black spotted pinto

Italian Shrimp Contest 2017 reportage

Hi everybody,

as I did for the Paris International Shrimp Contest, in this post I’ll write a little reportage about the first Italian Shrimp Contest that was held in Aprilia (LT), a small city near Rome, between the 21th and the 22th of January 2017.

The contest was organized by Vincenzo Spasiano, owner of Aquarium Shrimp House with help of some friends and the support of well known national and international companies such as: Troplant, Dennerle, Aquarium Shrimp House and Acquaviva Acquari.
The contest was created with the aim of promote our hobby, gather breeders togheter and rise founds for charity.READ MORE

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The genus Bucephalandra – Part 2 – Ecology

Bucephalandra as previously said in the introduction part is a small flowering plant endemic of Borneo. Borneo has a tropical climate which lead to relative stable temperatures year round, with an average annual temperature of 28°C and high level of moisture.  There are two seasons that are determined by the amount of rainfall: the rainy season and the “dry” season.

Most Bucephalandra species are obligate rheophytes this mean that they grow  on running water such as stream or riverside rocks and some of them are facultative rheophytes like Bucephalandra kishii.READ MORE

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The genus Bucephalandra – Part 1 – Introduction and classification hierarchy

Bucephalandra is a small flowering plant endemic of Borneo,  that has become quite popular in the recent years especially among the aquascapers community because of  his stunning colors.

In this article I will give you a little introduction to this genus and his nomenclature, trying to keep the reading easy understandable for everyone.READ MORE