Recently, aquarium aquarium fish noted a half-century presence in the amateur aquarium. This aquarium fish comes from the mountain waters of Madagascar and for the first time it hit the aquariums of European amateurs in 1958.
On the territory of the Soviet Union, the badties were brought in the 60s and immediately began active attempts at breeding them. In 1994, white-bread misfortune came to the territory of Russia, which is a breeding form that was born after an unusual mutation.
Graceful and attractive fish are a real decoration of any elongated decorative aquarium, as they prefer to occupy the middle and upper layers of water. In addition, these fish are a natural indicator of water quality.
The appearance of any bacterial dregs, toxins, or the slightest acidification of the soil will instantly affect the health of the fish. On click, bedies begin to itch about stones or snags, fold their fins and swing from side to side.
If the first signs of discomfort appear in fish, it is necessary to optimize the environment in the aquarium. Water hardness should be within 10 -25 degrees, active reaction is 7.2 – 8.0 pH, water temperature is from 23 to 26 degrees, weekly changes of 1/10 of water to fresh, high-quality filtration, powerful aeration. In addition, if there is such a need, the aquarium can be treated with antibacterial preparations of a gentle action.
As a rule, for this is used table salt and methylene blue. In addition, well-proven in the healing purposes of activated carbon in the filter and black silicon as a primer.
White-tailed misery does not grow more than 10 centimeters in length. The original forms of males grew to 15 centimeters. Females are slightly more modest in size, their color is pale and their fins are short.
Puberty occurs at the age of 7-9 months.
For breeding mischief, a small barge with dimensions of 35 × 20 × 20 centimeters will be sufficient. The best substrate recognized small-leaved aquarium plants or synthetic coarse yarn.
In the process of spawning, the female can spawn up to 50 eggs per day.
The larvae hatch unevenly and this period can last for a week. Starter feed for fry – all sorts of rotifers. In addition, dry microencapsulated mixtures can be successfully fed to fry.
As the fry grow, you need to translate into Cyclops and Artemia. The diet of adults should include mainly food of animal origin: insect larvae, plankton and beef heart stuffing.
It is not recommended to feed the fish to the laborer, as this is fraught with toxicosis. From the bottom of the fish, food is picked up without much hunting, therefore, as neighbors to the disasters, it is necessary to add ground fish (spotted catfish or a clown fight) so that they pick up the remnants of under-eaten food from the bottom.
When growing white-tailed offions, you should take into account the fact that the fish quickly degenerate as a result of closely related crosses. Literally, each new generation of fish becomes an order of magnitude weaker than the previous one.
Such populations can produce up to 50-60 percent of non-viable offspring with beaten fins and tumors. Accordingly, it is necessary to have in store several parallel lines contained in another hydrochemical mode, a different temperature and diet.
This will ensure the phenotypic diversity of the fish.
A sign that the white-tailed malaise is a “raw species” is eloquently indicated by the presence in the offspring of males with bright orange or crimson color of unpaired fins. The maximum lifespan of a hydrobiont in captivity does not exceed 6 years.