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Aquatic plants of Sulawesi (part 1): Ottelia mesenterium
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.
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Damiano Ferraioli and his automation of Sulawesi aquarium
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.
All about Sulawesi Keepers on one page
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.
Sulawesi Keepers Global Survey – first results
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?
Poso photos wanted
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.
New partnership for Lake Poso
We have started a collaboration with Institut Mosintuwu to spread knowledge about Lake Poso endemic fauna to schools and local communities.
Conservation breeding in aquariums
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?
Invasive South American armoured sailfin catfish threat native biota in Sulawesi
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…
Sulawesi Keepers now speak five languages
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.
Important event marked the beginning of collaboration with the Hasanuddin University
"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.
Sulawesi shrimps experience: Peter Baert
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.
Endemic freshwater fish of Sulawesi
There are about 70 endemic species of freshwater fish in Sulawesi. Most of them belong to these families: sailfin silversides, ricefish, viviparous halfbeaks, gobies.
New partner: Dähne Verlag
One of our main goals is to connect with other aquarists and inform them about the current state of Sulawesi freshwater habitats.
We were at the AKWB meeting
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!
Back from the trip to Sulawesi 2022
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.
New partner: AKWB
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.
This respected Sulawesi fish expert is helping us now: Andreas Wagnitz
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…
Freshwater snails of Sulawesi: a brief overview
Not just Tylomelania – the Sulawesi freshwater snails are much more diverse! Celetaia, Miratesta and other endemic or widespread species…
Starting with Sulawesi at the Ostrava Zoo (4)
Caridina dennerli breeding success! And new species of shrimp (Caridina poso or "White Orchid") in the collection of the Ostrava Zoo. Ostracods alert!
14 Critically Endangered species of Sulawesi shrimps
Caridina dennerli and other popular aquarium shrimps are facing extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. See the 14 most threatened species.
Logemanns: Despite the dangers, we would go to Sulawesi again
Interview with brothers Carsten and Frank Logemann, who travelled to Sulawesi twice and examined the parameters of the water there…
Now you can help shrimp in Indonesia without sending your money
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.
Starting with Sulawesi at the Ostrava Zoo (3)
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.
What do we know about Indonesian crustaceans?
Indonesian expert Daisy Wowor estimates that only 10% of crustacean species of this country are known, and shares opinion on their conservation.
Sulawesi Keepers Global Survey
We are launching the Sulawesi Keepers Global Survey to find out what species are currently kept by the aquarists worldwide. Fish, shrimps, snails, crabs…
The pelvic-brooding ricefish Oryzias eversi – hardly known and already lost?
Oryzias eversi is one of the so-called pelvic-brooding ricefish species from Sulawesi, micro-endemic and possibly extinct in the wild.
What is so difficult about keeping Sulawesi shrimps?
Shrimps from the Sulawesi lakes are not suitable for beginners and require considerable experience. Specific chemistry, high temperature, environmental stability…
Sulawesi: Disasters and the Fate of Aquatic Biodiversity
Sulawesi quite often suffers from natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and landslides. These have significant environmental and socio-economic impacts.
Another Sulawesi Keepers reinforcement: Katka
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 :-).
New Partnership: Shoal
Sulawesi Keepers are working with the Shoal programme to prevent species extinction.
Redclaw (Cherax quadricarinatus): invasive crayfish posing risks to native biota in Sulawesi
The invasive crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) threatens the native Sulawesi fauna. There are at least six populations on this island …
Starting with Sulawesi at the Ostrava Zoo (2)
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…
Starting with Sulawesi at the Ostrava Zoo (1)
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…
Sulawesi Calling SOS
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 …