Size up to 6 cm, the female is usually smaller. Dwells Afiozemion striatum in the marshy, partially drying mountain waters of Cameroon. The male is larger, brightly colored, the ends of the fins are elongated.
It is preferable to keep the view separately in 8-15 l aquariums. Boiled peat crumb, river sand, preferably dark, or crushed activated charcoal are used as soil. Small-leaf plants, snags and stones are used for decorative decoration of the aquarium. To feed unpretentious.
Substitution of water in small portions. Fish live in nature for 1-2 years and, on reaching puberty, spawn every day for life.
Water for content: GH up to 15 °; pH 6.5-7.0; t 18-22 ° C. Breeding water: GH up to 8 °; pH 6.5-6.8; t 22-25 ° C. Carbonate stiffness is minimal.
Breeding is possible in the aquarium for maintenance. A decrease in the water level and a decrease in the total and carbonate hardness, a temperature increase of 2-3 ° C, and abundant feeding are desirable.
Spawning is extended in time, so the fry hatch periodically. Usually a group of fish is transplanted from one spawning to another every 7-10 days.
Caviar is sticky. Incubation of eggs lasts 15-20 days. Stimulation for mass hatching of fry is the addition of water with a temperature of 2-3 ° C less.
Starter feed – Artemia, shredded tubule. There is another option for breeding.
Males and females are seated for 7-10 days and fed abundantly. Fountaininus or any other small-leaf plant that should take up about 1/3 part of the spawn should be placed in a cleanly washed spawner for 4-5 liters without soil.
Manufacturers are deposited in spawning for 7-10 days, during the daily portion spawning, the eggs are glued to the plants. In spawning fish are fed by bloodworms or pipe makers.
Then the whole cycle repeats again. After 3-4 cycles, manufacturers are allowed to rest for about a month.
After the manufacturers land, the water level in the spawning pool is lowered to 5-7 cm, and after 2 weeks it is poured with fresh water to stimulate the mass hatching of the fry. Well perceive the addition of salt – one teaspoon per 10 liters of water.
Buy Afiozemiona striatum you can in a specialized nursery. The price of the youngs of Afiozemion striatum can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Afiozemion Striatum can be found in the species and breeds section.