07-03-2013, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by pop
Hello 1077 & Bryon;
This is the most reasonable comment I have read leaf litter. I guess we all are in agreement and have reached consensus that a biotope is similar to the actual existing environment (ecology) and not necessarily identical or equal. Would this notion of ours also apply to aquatic inhabitants not being identical or equal but similar?
Thanks for getting my ducks in a row.
You don't seem to be understanding what I am saying. In a biotope, the fish species, plant species, and structural elements will be those fouond in the habitat. Otherwise, it is not a biotope.
We can replace leaves with oak leaves [not sure what tree species grow there, but I suspect not the temperate-climate oak] because leaves are leaves. And we can use Malaysian Driftwood for wood because wood is wood and I can't tell the difference from a chunk of wood under the water what type it might be, generally speaking. And sand is sand...etc. But the species of fish and plants we do know, and they will only be those found in that habitat.