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Fabian Kussakawa Interview

Fabian Kussakawa Interview

For starters, can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Fabian Kussakawa and I am a Brazilian aquascaper who presents lectures and workshops on how to aquascape as well as the various styles, equipment, and types of fish and plants.

When did you first start aquascaping?

My passion for this hobby began in 2006.

Fabian Kussakawa Aquascape

There are different styles of aquascaping out there, what’s your favorite one and why?

My favorite style of aquascaping is nature landscape, especially those with additional nature details. I enjoy creating diverse landscapes displaying an unusual visual context.

Fabian Kussakawa

Where do you get your inspiration for your aquascapes?

I derive inspiration from frequent expeditions I take around my city.  My beautiful town is a macrocosm of plants, peaks, caves, and landscapes.

Fabian Kussakawa Aquascaping

What is your favorite species of aquatic plant or fish?

As far as plants are concerned, I am fond of Bucephalandras for the beauty of its leaves and moss for the versatility.  Tetra, killifish, and apistogrammas are my preferred type of fish, especially for their color.

Fabian Kussakawa Nature Style Aquascape

Please describe your current aquarium setup.

Currently, I’m maintaining an aquarium of size 120cm x 45cm x 50cm. I’ve installed a Co2 system and it is using an aquarium LED lighting. My preferred choice for aquarium filter is the Eheim External Canister Filter.

My current aquarium is based on landscapes of caves with mountains in the background and small waterfalls encrusted in moss.

Fabian Kussakawa Planted Tank

How’s the aquascaping scene like in your country? Is it popular?

In Brazil, the aquascaping scene is promising, with some great talents.  Though the scene is not as prominent in some countries, it is becoming increasingly popular as of late.

Fabian Kussakawa Palluderium

What advice would you give to newcomers who are interested to start aquascaping?

The first piece of advice I would suggest is not give up at the first attempt.Fabian Kussakawa

Aquascaping is difficult at first, but the more you invest your time in it, the easier it will become. Also, I suggest studying plants and compositions of other great aquascapers for inspiration and knowledge.

Fabian Kussakawa

Please share with us your website etc.

I’m active on social media especially on Youtube and Facebook. I will share my aquascape projects on these 2 platforms frequently.

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