The size of the Nanostomus Margenatus is up to 4 cm. It lives in the waters of British Guiana.
The female differs from the male in a more rounded abdomen and coloration of the anal fin. Marganatus nanostomuses live in slow-flowing or standing bodies of water, closed from direct light by trees, with lined foliage and branches at the bottom. The water in such reservoirs is rich in tannins and humic acids, which must be considered when keeping and breeding this species.
Nanostomus margenatus, or dwarf nanostomus most brightly colored and the most popular representative of the species. It has a small mouth, this must be taken into account when choosing food. It prefers to keep a flock in the middle and upper layers of the water, where you should leave areas free from vegetation for swimming.
Differences in day and night colors are less pronounced than in other members of the genus. Before spawning producers, it is advisable to sit for 2 weeks, they become sexually mature after 10 months. They spawn all year round, and the life in an aquarium is about 4 years.
Intensive and varied feeding of producers before spawning is the key to successful breeding. Water for content: GH up to 15 °; pH 6.0-7.0; t 22-24 ° C. Water for spawning: GH up to 2 °; pH 6.2-6.5; t 26-28 ° C. Minimum carbonate hardness. For breeding, aquariums for 5-6 liters are used with a spawning grid for a pair landing for spawning and spawning for more than 30 liters – for group planting.
In group spawning, the predominance of males is desirable. Manufacturers actively eat caviar.
Manufacturers are placed in spawning in the evening, spawning usually occurs in the morning. After a day, the larvae come out, and after 4-5 days the fry begin to swim. Spawning light of weak diffused light.
The fry of the Nanostomus margenatus accumulate in the darkest place. Starter feed – cyclops nauplii.
The female Nanostomus margenatus lays up to 100 eggs. Photo of Nanostomus margenatus can be seen on the right.
You can buy Nanostomus Margenatus in a specialized nursery. The price of fry of Nanostomus Margenatus can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Nanostomus Margenatus can be found in the species and breeds section.