Respect and valuate fish biology is definitely a strait line in to
assure the success of every species preservation in captivity but, above
all, an ethical imperative.
Regrettably, the large majority of exotic aquarium fish species are not
native from regions with similar
that where we reside and want to keep them in our domestic setup.
Even regarding some species high level of adaptability to adverse and
new conditions, trying to keep fish under proper as well as healthy
conditions might be a moral dogma for any truthful hobbyist.
Only after Internet common ease of access and web information
improvement, some useful and honest data about our fish wild environment
have recently become accessible.
After a general familiarity with reference to some natural regions
parameters, aquaria enthusiasts, placed outside that natural geographic
range, start to understand how difficult could be some times to
replicate such ecological conditions at home.
The data presented shortly below, is about estimated water temperatures
with reference to some localities spotted on the map. These are places
chosen in some well known species geographical distribution.
Such simulations must be regarded as mere guides for environment
replication in captivity or for a good idea about species compatibility
when choosing tank mates.
Keep always in mind that the old aphorism concerning fancy strains fine
adjustment to man made environment, even when it is quite far from the
original one in the wildness... is false !
Fish have been shaped by millions of years, submitted to a particular
habitat characteristic. There is no scientific evidence that this
evolution could have been simply “ erased “ or twisted by some decades,
( or even centuries ), of human artificial selection and manipulation.
By the above mentioned reasons, this is unquestionably an excellent
starting point for any effort of doing things better. Any minor attitude
adjusting your practice right through the right way, with a realistic
captivity fish conservation, may represent a difference between success
and disappointment or... at least, will help you to feel better with
your conscience !
The next map points the locations where a graphic, regarding water
temperature evolution year round, was compiled for such site. Please
fallow the links listed below, in order to get the information about