Hi, all of you
my name is Heiko Bleher and I just returned from Greece, were I did hold some lectures (10) and mostly about natural biotopes of fishes in South America.
All participants tthis last weekend, did appreciate my talks very much (see www.aquazone.gr
) and all wanted to do their aquarium as in nature, nature-like-aquariums. To give fishes the natural enviroment and the natural companions.
I do not know if you understand, what I am trying to say. The message is: a African butterfly fish (Pantodon buchholzii) has never seen a cory (any Corydoras species) in his life, he does not know is it a predator or peaceful fish, and vice versa. We should (actually must) understand, that fishes are intelligent living creatures which know very well whom they live with. A goldfish will never know a discus and cannot associate with it. If one decorates an aquarium which has nothing to do with the fishes environment, he will feal out-of-place, he will not understand the world anymore and never be a happy fish. (I do not think that anyone of you would feel comfortable on the Moon...).
I am promoting "Bleher's Biotopes" (the name some gave it to my authentic nature aquariums) around the world for a long time and lately over 20 international magazines as well. You can also see some on my website: www.aquapress-bleher.com
click into Fairs & Exhibitions and Heiko Bleher's Biotopes. You can not only find biotopes from around the world (also from Africa, with butterfly fishes, as they should be kept in aquaria), but read details about the decoration of each and the composition of the species, as they live in nature together.
Each time I do such authentic biotope decoration, immediately the fishes feel very well in their "house", their "own" decoration and with ist companions, each species knows the inmate and soon they start to spawn (in most of the cases it happened the first day I placed them together in their authentic home...).
My authentic biotopes have made waves and now the largest Russian Publisher, even publishes from 2007 on a yearly issue called:
"Bleher's Biotopes in nature and Aquaria" (you can see it also at my website, already on the home page).
So guys, try to help your beloved fishes. To do a nature-like-aquarium is very easy and for sure all your fishes will say "thank you".
All the very best, merry Christmas and a very healthy and happy new year with a new start for your fishes, that I wish you all from my (fish)heart