Germany – Nürnberg, 22-25 May 2008
Heiko Bleher participated for his 20th time at the world’s largest bi-annual pet fair and again with his authentic Bleher’s Biotopes, like during his first 1968 Interzoo participation, he showed unique aquarium displays and many visitors said: “This is the highlight of Interzoo 2008”. The Biotope stand with 9 authentic aquatic freshwater habitats from around the world was sponsored by Tetra, WZF, Aquarium Dietzenbach, Koelle-Zoo , Tropica and Aquapress Publishers.
Heiko decorated himself all 9 authentic biotopes with nearly 10,000 litres in two days with the help of Peter Günnel and Natasha Khardina – exactly as he has seen it in nature. During the 4 days of Interzoo 2008, which was the largest ever in its 55th year of history with more than 38,000 trade visitors, the biotope stand was the highlight, simply as aquariums have rarely been decorated “as in nature” with the exact concentration, species combination and décor-material from that particular habitat shown. Below now the habitats with original photos above the water line and the decorated same spot below water and than one can read the detailed description of each biotope. Part of Heiko’s Biotope stand was also filmed by PKF, see http://www.youtube.com/user/practicalfishkeeping#p/u/2/6P7vpMbinj0
The nine authentic biotopes consist of the following displays:
Hubai Biotope – China
Katherine River – Northern Territories, Australia
For each biotope there is a complete description of the fishes and plants (if there are), as well as the entire habitat into the smallest detail explained. Including the chemical water parameters and the visitors of such a habitat, so anyone can copy it and have much more joy in ornamental fish.
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