Size up to 5 cm. Neon red lives in Venezuela, Brazil. Sex differences are weak.
The female Neon red is slightly larger and mature has a fuller belly. Content in an aquarium densely planted with plants. They love old, lightly ground water and dark soil.
Eat any small live and dry food. Preferably pack content.
If the content in water with GH more than 10 ° fish may lose the ability to reproduce. A change of 1/4, 1/5 of the volume of water 1 time in 2 weeks is necessary.
Water for content: GH up to 10 °; pH 6.0-7.0; t 22-24 ° C. Breeding fresh. Spawning 10-20 liters with spawning bars.
Lighting is not required. Breeding water: GH up to 2.0 °; pH 5.8-6.2; t 25-27 ° C. Carbonate stiffness is minimal.
Before spawning, the producers are seated and fed abundantly with live food. Neon red usually spawns in the fall, winter, and early spring.
It is noticed that an additional stimulus for spawning is the increase in atmospheric pressure. It spawns usually at dawn in complete darkness.
Spawning can begin on the 3rd or 4th day. More than 5 days of producers in the spawning should not be kept, because here they do not receive the norms and during later spawning they eat a significant part of the caviar.
In addition, with a long-term maintenance of the producers in the spawning pool, the quality of water deteriorates and it is difficult to count on a high percentage of the larvae’s output. Of great importance for the successful breeding of a species is the quality of the preliminary disinfection of spawning and water.
Water for spawning is kept in the light with plants for 2-3 weeks, then disinfected with an ozonizer. After spawning manufacturers planted.
Larvae appear every other day. Fry begin to swim on the 5-6th day, then they need to be fed. Starter feed – rotifers and cyclops nauplii.
From the beginning of feeding, a nebulizer is installed in spawning tanks with weak blowing. Gradually, more hard water from the aquarium is added to the spawner, which is necessary for the normal development of the fry.
Photos of red neon can be seen on the right.
You can buy Neon red in a specialized nursery. The price of Neon Red fry can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Neon red can be found in the species and breeds section.