The place to share your fish, tanks and experiences.
What attracted you to the hobby? Fish give me a certain comfort. It is a dream-world. How would you describe your tanks? Eight are pure biotope tanks. I really like the combination of investigation and trying to make things look attractive. Researching for the correct biotope set-up is part of the challenge for me. What’s your favourite fish? In my opinion all fishes are fantastic if kept in a biotope tank. Only then are their real beauty and behaviour highlighted. What’s the easiest fish you’ve kept? Firemouths, Thoryichthys meeki. I put them in the tank, they started reproducing the next day and have never stopped since! Do you have a favourite plant? Nymphaea sp. They provide shade in the tank and the stems give food to the fish. I’d like to try
Nymphaea ampla. It is the dominant plant in the cenote of Dzibilchaltun in Mexico, but is not in the trade. I was very close to getting it, but something went wrong at the last moment. Right now, I have no idea how I can obtain this plant.
Researching the natural biotope of the fish he’s setting up for is part of the challenge for Jeroen.
Name: Jeroen Vanhooren Age: 38 Occupation: Expert on dangerous substances in the Flemish Environment Agency. Whereabout? Aalst, Belgium. Time in the hobby: 30 years. Number of tanks: Ten.