Our first field trip is over. We collected tons of material and met new people with whom we are united by the effort to help save aquatic biotopes and their unique inhabitants. You can find here our first impressions and short summary.
Arbeitskreis Wirbellose in Binnengewässern e.V. (AKWB, Working Group for Invertebrates in Inland Waters) is an association whose goal is to promote the care and breeding of invertebrates in inland waters.
Our team of experts and advisors has grown to include a very well-known aquarist, Sulawesi fish expert Andreas Wagnitz from Germany. Great breeder and photographer, he undertook several expeditions to Indonesia, caught many of his animals in Sulawesi…
Not just Tylomelania – the Sulawesi freshwater snails are much more diverse! Celetaia, Miratesta and other endemic or widespread species…
Caridina dennerli breeding success! And new species of shrimp (Caridina poso or "White Orchid") in the collection of the Ostrava Zoo. Ostracods alert!
Caridina dennerli and other popular aquarium shrimps are facing extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. See the 14 most threatened species.
Interview with brothers Carsten and Frank Logemann, who travelled to Sulawesi twice and examined the parameters of the water there…
We have sent mineral salts for Sulawesi shrimps to the conservation breeding facility in Indonesia. You can help species conservation by securing the materials for future deliveries.
First babies of Sulawesi shrimp in our zoo! It didn't take long for Caridina caerulea ("Blue Leg Poso") to breed. Caridina dennerli is berried.
Indonesian expert Daisy Wowor estimates that only 10% of crustacean species of this country are known, and shares opinion on their conservation.