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Huge plant with beautiful, fresh green leaves. Finding its thick growth and snorkeling above this "prime forest" is a great experience!
We invited school representatives and students to a seminar on the unique biodiversity of Lake Poso and presented them with the possibility of bringing a piece of it to schools.
We are building a network of responsible breeders who want to preserve endangered species in aquariums. We start with fish.
See pictures of more and less known plant species that provide shelter for animals and their green tones enliven the stony lakes of Sulawesi.
Gobies, halfbeaks, ricefishes and sailfin silversides in their natural environment. You won't see this anywhere else but Sulawesi. Come snorkel with us!
We can't breed them in aquariums yet. However, observing crabs in their natural environment can teach us a lot…
Being surrounded by thousands of pelagic shrimps is the most special experience when snorkeling in the Sulawesi lakes. But we had to search hard for other shrimps…
Protected by a robust shell, but at the same time very vulnerable and threatened. Giant and miniature. These are Sulawesi snails.
A selection of the highlights of what we saw, experienced, discovered and tested on a recent expedition to Lakes Poso, Matano and Towuti.
Kurniawan P. Bandjolu from Institut Mosintuwu, our strong partner in Lake Poso area, shares with us his experiences of recent exploration and collection of lake biota with local children.
Pilsen Zoo has opened a new exhibit promoting endangered freshwater fish and conservation breeding initiatives. Sulawesi Keepers are also featured!
Another unmistakable plant from the Sulawesi lakes is also known by its name Nymphoides sp. "Lymnocharus". It has odd shaped leaves and floating flowers.
Our project received significant financial support: €15,000 from MEGAZOO & Friends with the help of AKWB. It is a commitment that we do not relent in our efforts and work hard for a better future for the Sulawesi lakes.
A lot of hand work and time dedicated to keeping Sulawesi aquariums clean. This is the strategy of Alex Winterhalder and his family, who share their experience with us.
Institut Mosintuwu, our partner from Lake Poso, has been active in promoting local biodiversity. On the occasion of the village festival in Peura, about 100 people showed great interest.
Sulawesi Keepers have a new member – and the first ever to come directly from Sulawesi! Iqram makes expeditions to Lake Matano, where he gathers important information.
How was 2022? How did our team and portfolio of our activities grow, what topics did we focus on the most, what relationships did we establish? How much money did our donors give us and what did we spend it on? And what are we planning next?
Chara sp. with its red “flowers” is a very unique and attractive plant. But it is even more demanding than Sulawesi shrimps!
The queen of Sulawesi plants with beautifully curled leaves. A large and majestic plant, the dream of many aquarists. Its cultivation has not yet been mastered.
Automation and remote monitoring of Sulawesi shrimps? How does it work and how can it be beneficial? Damiano, an Italian aquarist now living in Thailand, shares his experience with us.
Our website is growing and so are our activities. It is therefore not easy to summarize the essentials about Sulawesi Keepers with a few paragraphs.
Our Sulawesi Keepers Global Survey was announced exactly one year ago and here we bring you the first results. Who keeps Sulawesi shrimps, snails, crabs and fish? Which species is the most popular?
You can be a part of our visits to schools and create the educational materials with us! We are looking for photos or drawings of fish, shrimps, snails and crabs of Lake Poso.
We have started a collaboration with Institut Mosintuwu to spread knowledge about Lake Poso endemic fauna to schools and local communities.
Many aquarists support conservation breeding by deliberately selecting endangered species for their aquariums and actively participating in conservation breeding programs. These programs can vary greatly in form. What is expected of you when you join?
Two species of Pterygoplichthys already established self-sustaining populations in Indonesia. Their negative impact on native fauna and entire ecosystem is well known. Read more about risks and potential for further spread…
Our website is translated into Dutch! Dissemination of information is an important part of our work. Now we can reach more people and make our content more accessible.
"Exploring Freshwater Biodiversity" webinar was held in collaboration between Sulawesi Keepers and the Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi and was attended by more than 100 participants.
Looking for some Sulawesi shrimp breeding tips and tricks? Having trouble or just want to read how others are doing it? Peter Baert from Belgium is ready to share his experience.
There are about 70 endemic species of freshwater fish in Sulawesi. Most of them belong to these families: sailfin silversides, ricefish, viviparous halfbeaks, gobies.
One of our main goals is to connect with other aquarists and inform them about the current state of Sulawesi freshwater habitats.
Sulawesi Keepers presented new findings collected by a recent expedition to Sulawesi lakes. A raffle was held in the evening and the proceeds were donated to support the activities of Sulawesi Keepers. Exactly 1000 EUR!
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.
We are launching the Sulawesi Keepers Global Survey to find out what species are currently kept by the aquarists worldwide. Fish, shrimps, snails, crabs…
Oryzias eversi is one of the so-called pelvic-brooding ricefish species from Sulawesi, micro-endemic and possibly extinct in the wild.
Shrimps from the Sulawesi lakes are not suitable for beginners and require considerable experience. Specific chemistry, high temperature, environmental stability…
Sulawesi quite often suffers from natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides. These have significant environmental and socio-economic impacts.
Our team has grown with a new member: Kateřina Schrimpelová has joined us. Katka has professional education and experience closely related to water, as well as a significant aquaristic past :-).
Sulawesi Keepers are working with the Shoal programme to prevent species extinction.
The invasive crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) threatens the native Sulawesi fauna. There are at least six populations on this island …
Shrimp and snails are in! It was a quick action and the first Sulawesi invertebrates are already in the aquariums of our breeding facility. We start with Caridina dennerli (this…
We have been approached by aquarists who would like to start breeding Sulawesi shrimp and snails and request guidance during their first steps. While it is always best to speak…
Caridina dennerli is officially listed as "Possibly Extinct in the Wild" on the IUCN Red List. I was shocked to read this information and even more so after …