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Freshwater Aquarium Fish Documentary

Postby Kmuda » Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:23 pm

Too few of these around. This is a good one showing many of our fish in the wild. 45 Minutes long.

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Re: Freshwater Aquarium Fish Documentary

Postby Kmuda » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:54 pm

I was watching this last night and the guy answered a question for me...... in a round about method.

I've always wondered why there is no film of Oscars and Discus in their wild habitat. The answer, in a nutshell, is that the South American waters are so stained with tannins and sediment that underwater filming is basically impossible. Something like 5% of the water ways and lakes in South America are clear enough to film in. :shock: And to find them you are basically hiking for days in the jungle to come across some little stream somewhere.

Obvious, after you think about it a bit.

Makes the video you do see in this documentary that much more precious.
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55g - Angelfish - 29g Livebearer Community
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Re: Freshwater Aquarium Fish Documentary

Postby Ted » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:29 pm

I don't watch this yet but do they show the meeting of the black water and the white water? It's like creamer in coffee. Im surprised they can film at all.
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Re: Freshwater Aquarium Fish Documentary

Postby Kmuda » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:37 pm

Ted, I've only watched the first half. Well worth the watch. They were just getting into the cichlids when I went to bed last night. Lots of the smaller characin's and a few very interesting plecos in the first half. They had just shown some Rams, Severums, and Uarus when I decided to get some sleep. They've show the different types of water. When watching, pay close attention to the beginning when they are discussing the different types of water. There are two letter codes at the bottom of the screen that indicate the water type (ex... TR = Tannic River, FA = Flooded Area) and as they are showing the fish in their wild habitats, these codes are at the bottom of the screen.

I know what you are referencing...... where the Rio Negro River meets with the Amazon. Black water on one side and white water on the other. Pretty fascinating.

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