Size up to 8 cm. Sunlight dwells in the mountain streams of the island of Celebes. The male sun ray is colored brighter, the anal and second dorsal fins are elongated.
Contained in clean spacious aquariums, moderately planted with plants and brightly lit, preferably with dark soil. Fish of this species are very beautiful. It is advisable to keep a flock of 6-7 pieces, alone or with other atherine.
It feeds on live food, better floating, can take and dry. Good feed small insects.
Mandatory filtering, aeration and regular water changes. Water for content: GH more than 10 °; pH 7.0-8.5; t 22-24 ° C. After reaching maturity, spawning occurs constantly.
Water for breeding: GH from 15 to 25 °; pH about 7.5; t 24-26 ° C. Carbonate hardness is minimal, so it is best to use boiled water. It is desirable to add salt (1 teaspoon per 10 liters of water).
If the species is contained together with other fish, then spawning sunlight is planted in spawning 40-50 liters. On one male take 2-3 females. In the corner put a bunch of small-leaf plants, filtering and aeration of water are required.
No soil required. Manufacturers stick eggs to the plants.
Good, fertilized caviar is transparent, slightly yellowish in color. The developing embryo is clearly visible inside the egg. The incubation period is 7-10 days.
Starter feed – artemia. A female of the sunbeam throws 4-10 eggs daily. Caviar and fry producers usually do not eat.
When a separate species is kept in the aquarium, a bunch of small-leaved plants are periodically placed and after 5-7 days they are transferred along with the caviar to the otsadnik, where the fry are bred. The basic rule is to prevent the acidification of water.
It is necessary to control the pH value and timely add soda to stabilize it.
You can buy sunlight at a specialized nursery. The price of fry sunbeams can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of the sun ray can be found in the species and breeds section.