Size 4-6 cm. Glass perch lives in brackish and fresh water in India and Thailand. The glass perch male has a brighter color and a blue edging at the ends of the upper and anal fins.
Fish are kept in a clean, rarely planted aquarium, better by a small flock. Glass perch does not tolerate overcrowding in an aquarium, likes hard, slightly alkaline water, bright light.
Mandatory aeration and filtration of water. Prefers live food. Can be contained with any medium-sized and peaceful species.
Water for content: GH more than 15 °; pH 7.5-8.5; t 21-23 ° C. It is recommended to add 3-4 teaspoons of salt per 10 liters of water. The impetus for spawning is the addition of 1/4 part of fresh settled water and a temperature increase of 2-3 ° C.
In a clean aquarium put a bunch of small-leaf plants, a pair or group of fish with a predominance of males. Spawning sprawled, spawn and fry producers do not eat. After a day, the larvae come out, after 2-3 days the fry begin to swim.
Starter feed – diptomus nauplii. Feeding fry in the first 3-4 days is crucial for successful breeding, then the fry become very voracious and eat any nauplii and rotifers. The female glass perch spawns about 200 eggs for spawning.
When growing fry Perch glass you need around the clock weak lighting. In an aquarium with fry, water should be replaced by a little, better by drip. Constant aeration is also required, which promotes mixing of the feed, since the fry of glass perch are sedentary and grab the passing by feed.
Fry have positive phototaxis, so when cleaning the aquarium it is recommended to turn on a bright lamp from the side. Fry gather at its light, which allows you to fearlessly clean the opposite side of the aquarium. Fish reaches sexual maturity by the year.
The breeding of glass perch is possible in early spring or late autumn, when there is a mass release of diaptomus nauplii.
You can buy glass perch in a specialized nursery. The price of perch glass fry can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of glass perch can be found in the species and breeds section.