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Barbus Cozuatis: photo, breeding and maintenance in an aquarium

Hello colleagues. In today’s material we will analyze aquarium fish of the carp family called Barbus Kozuatis.

This hydrobiont lives in slowly flowing rivers of India. Fish prefers to stay in shallow waters, densely overgrown with vegetation.

The appearance of the fish is quite extravagant, especially dazzling sailing dorsal fin.

The hydrobiont has an elongated body with a full and curved back. The tail has two blades.

Huge eyes and rounded mouth give the fish a rather sad appearance, but the fish has a bright disposition. The body can be painted either in olive or sand.

On the tail fin there is a large black spot, which is poured with a blue-green shade. You can distinguish a male from a female by the sail-like dorsal fin. In females, this dorsal fin is common and on it there are two black specks and one yellow, which are located at the base of the tail.

The maximum length of a fish in captivity is 4 centimeters.

Like other representatives of carp (Sumatran barb, cherry, black), cosatis is considered to be a rather active and very jumping aquarium fish. Although the fish is somewhat shy, it is still considered peaceful. If you are transplanting a fish in another reservoir, be extremely careful, as in a state of stress the fish can panic and go into oblivion.

But you should not worry if the fish lies without movement, it will be active again in a few minutes and explore new housing.

As neighbors to kozuatis, you can settle the peaceful fish of the same size and habits. A hierarchy is traced among the males. This aquarium fish is very hardy and has good health.

If you buy new fish for your home aquarium, then do not rush to plant them in aquas, better reinsure yourself and put the fish in quarantine for a couple of weeks. Often just acquired fish are depleted, but with good feeding, they very quickly gain weight.

For the barb you need a spacious and long aquarium. In this case it is necessary to organize diffused lighting, lay dark aquarium soil on the bottom, as well as decorate the aquarium with aquatic plants, snags and interesting stones. When you plan to design aquarium, do not forget to leave enough space for swimming.

The water temperature is preferable to 24-26 degrees, hardness – 14 degrees and the active reaction of the environment – 6.5 – 7.0 pH. Do not forget to organize sensible aeration and filtration of water in a jar.

In addition, the weekly need to replace 1/3 of the water to fresh.

Barbus Cozuatis feeds on almost everything. You can feed a hydrobiont both dry and ice-cream and vegetable feed. Even with enhanced feeding for fish there were no cases of overeating.

After eating, the belly of the fish becomes round, but not shapeless. Kozuatis spends all his spare time looking for something edible in the thickets of aquarium plants or on the surface of the substrate.

Barbus Kozuatis becomes mature at the age of 7-9 months. The spawning volume should not be less than 20 liters, in which it is desirable to plant a dwarf Anubias bush, rogolodnik, Ludwigia and Wendt cryptocoryne.

The height of the selected plants should be different, because this condition will meet the natural, where the fish lives. The temperature of the water in the spawning should be in the range of 26-27 degrees, the active reaction of the environment – 6.8 pH and hardness not more than 6 degrees.

During spawning, the fish must be fed without fail.

At the end of the spawning period, the producers are removed from the spawning farm so that they do not eat their larvae. The incubation period is about 2-3 days. Starter feed for small things – rotifers and nauplii Artemia.

Fry grow very quickly and by two weeks of life their coloring will become the same as in adult fish.

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