These freshwater biomes include lakes, rivers, streams, and creeks. Freshwater biomes cover 1/5 of the Earth and they are vital to our survival. More than half of the drinking water for humans and animals comes from this resource. The freshwater biome is a location where there is plenty of nutrition and minerals. That is why so many types of plants and animals are able to thrive in such a location.
Climate and Adaptation
The Climate is from 39° to 71°F. Freshwater has many aquatic animals and plants just like Sea water does. Although some fishes from freshwater look just like ocean water they are different. Fishes from freshwater have a different temperature and elements from Sea Water, for example Sea Water contains Salt and Freshwater is pure. If fishes from Freshwater lived in Salt water they would die because they had a different type of tempeture and they were adapted to the type of water they were in.
Harp's Exotic Fish & Pets (Tropical Freshwater Fish 5)
What makes up a Freshwater Biome?
It is believed that more than 700 species of fish, 1,200 species of amphibians, mollusks, and insects all live in these areas. There are plenty of great animals that live in the water of the freshwater biome. They include frogs, crab, shrimp, and turtles. This also includes fishes like the catfish, trout and heterotrophs. There are plenty of animals that live just on land around the water. They include the raccoon, earthworms, and possums. The area is also very dominant by the presence of mosquitoes. In this Biome you will find many species of low lying plants growing in the freshwater biome. This includes different types of grass and plants the spike rush, bull rush, pickerel weed, cattail, and water lily. You Can also find Cyanobacteria a blue and green algae.
Benefits and Issues
In a Freshwater biome Competiton and Predation is very common. Theres Bacteria eating plants, bugs and worms eating bacteria, fishes eating plants and bugs and fishes and big birds eating fishes. Like in any other biome freshwater has Commensalism, Mutualism and Parasitism. For example Commensalism one gets benefits and no one gets harmed for instance, a water snail can hide by plants so that it can be camouflaged and it wont get eaten, the snail doesn't get eaten and the plant doesn't get harmed. In Mutualism both get benefits, the snail eats the bacteria of a plant. The snail gets food and the plant gets cleaned up. Finally Parasitism One gets benefits and the other one gets harmed. A fish eats a bug, the fish get nutrients from the bug but the bug dies.