Thought I'd upload an old video of my Amazon community aquarium

From March 26, 2004 to December 31, 2005, guests to the Aquarium can become explorers in the jungles and rivers of the Amazon, as they encounter firsthand the new changing exhibit. A remarkable experience awaits as guests trek through a researcher' s hut discovering the wonders of this amazing watershed. As explorers engage in this discovery, they are immersed into the sights and sounds of adventure. Exhibits featuring the diversity of the Amazon are found throughout, showcasing animals such as a green anaconda, goliath bird-eating spider, piranha, electric eels, poison dart frogs and a green aracari.

You can find Red-Bellied Piranhas in the Texas State Aquarium’s Amazon exhibit!

Amazon biotope fishes
A lot of popular aquarium fish hails from the Amazon region and will love to be placed in an Amazon biotope aquarium. If they have been captive bred for generations they might have adapted a tolerance for harder and less acidic conditions, but many of them really flourish when they are placed back in the type of environment that their ancestors hail from. Be careful however, changes always have to be slow and gradual.

Amazon Sword - Aquarium Care Basics

You can find the Mata Mata Turtle in the Amazon Exhibit at the Texas State Aquarium. Amazon Biodiversity (3-5) Students will be able to investigate the ecological importance of the Amazon Basin ecosystem. Topics include conservation, seasonal variations and biodiversity. The program concludes with a visit to the Aquarium’s Amazon Rainforest exhibit in order to reinforce topics discussed in the classroom.
$3.50/person

Amazon Rainforest - New England Aquarium

About 20 species of piranha inhabit the Amazon River basin. The Long Island Aquarium’s Piranha Exhibit is home to the red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) – the most widely distributed species in the Amazon and Orinoco regions. This species is the one most associated with the frightening piranha myths.

Petco Double Sided Amazon Aquarium Background | Petco


The Amazon biotope aquarium is a popular set up kept by numerous aquarists, from beginners to experts. Most beginners start out with community aquariums with fish and plants from all corners of the world, but keeping a biotope aquarium is by no means more difficult than keeping an international community aquarium. If you are a beginner, you should therefore not hesitate to set up an Amazon biotope aquarium, as long as you are okay with sticking to sturdy plants and fish species from the Amazon region until you gain more experience. Setting up a biotope aquarium is actually ideal for a beginner since all plants and fishes will need exactly the same water conditions, water temperature etcetera to thrive. So, what is a biotope aquarium? As you might have guessed already, a biotope aquarium is simply an aquarium containing plants and animals from the same biotope. An Amazon biotope aquarium will for instance only contain plants and fish native to the Amazon region in South America. Catawba Science Center’s Expedition Amazon in the freshwater aquarium gallery features a collection of rare fish, turtles, snakes and other species found in the Amazon River Basin and other freshwater habitats in Central and South America.