Size up to 7 cm. Golden Somik lives in reservoirs of South America.
Males are slightly smaller than females and have a sharper dorsal fin. Golden catfish – bottom fish. Very unpretentious, peaceful.
Lives in water of any chemical composition. Temperature for contents from 23 to 28 ° С.
As well as the previous species, the catfish is golden to oxygen dissolved in water, undemanding. Catfish Golden takes dry and live food. With an active search for food constantly digging in the ground, stirring up sediment.
Somic prefer twilight lighting. If the aquarium is heavily lit, choose places in it that are closed from direct light by plant leaves, darkened shelters and various slots. When you design an aquarium, you should take into account this feature of catfish and other fish species.
Preparation for spawning and spawning are the same as for the previous species. Spawning occurs when temperature changes and a decrease in atmospheric pressure.
It is desirable that these factors coincide. The chemical composition of water at the dilution does not matter. The temperature in the spawning should be within the temperature for the content, but it is better to raise it by 2-3 ° C.
Caviar is swept onto the leaves of the plants or the side walls of the aquarium. Caviar can be left in the aquarium by removing the manufacturers from the spawning tank and placing a dispenser next to the caviar masonry.
You can gently scrape the spawn from the glass with a razor blade and place it in a clean aquarium with a perforator grid set at 3 cm below the water level. The water in this tank is poured from spawning.
Caviar sprinkled evenly over the grid, set the spray. Calf, like other catfish species, is hard. After 2-3 days the larvae come out, after 5-6 days they turn into fry. starter feed – Artemia, chopped shredder.
When growing a significant amount of fry, it is necessary to take into account that the majority of catfish and their fry do not tolerate a sharp decrease in pH value caused by a dense landing of the fry and a large amount of organic sediment in water. The female Somika golden throws about 150 eggs. The interval between litters 10-12 days.
Photo Somik golden can be seen on the right.
Buy Somik golden you can in a specialized nursery. The price of fry Somik can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos Somika golden can be found in the species and breeds section.