Size up to 5 cm, the female is usually smaller. Dwells Gunther’s Noobranch in small drying ponds or puddles on the east coast of Africa. The male is larger than the female, brightly colored.
Kind contain in small aquariums with a ground from a peat crumb. Can be kept in community with other related species, but in this case there is a danger of confusing females.
Food is common, as for other species, more eagerly eats moth. The species is seasonal, usually only a year lives in an aquarium.
Aquarium lighting for maintenance should be moderate and somewhat muffled. To do this, it is advisable to place the plants in the aquarium with leaves floating on the surface or riccia. Water for content: GH up to 15 °; pH 6.0-7.0; t 2 1-23 ° C.
To prevent diseases, water can be slightly salted. Breeding is possible both in a separate spawning room and in an aquarium for keeping. Spawning preparation: comfortable maintenance and abundant and varied live food.
One male and 3-4 females are planted for spawning. Breeding water: GH up to 6 °; pH of about 6.0; t 23-25 ° C. Carbonate stiffness is minimal.
An infusion of peat or alder seedlings is added to the water. As plants are commonly used Thai fern. On the bottom pour boiled peat chips.
Once every 7-10 days, the eggs are sieved and laid for incubation for 6-7 weeks in moist peat in a Petri dish or a glass jar. After incubation, eggs are poured with fresh water with GH values and pH for dilution water, but with a temperature of 18-20 ° C. Fish hatching occurs within 2-3 hours, they immediately begin to feed.
When storing eggs in moist peat before the bay, you can check the embryo’s readiness. 2-3 grains are selected from peat and monitored with a magnifying glass. The bay is held at the silver eye stage. starter feed – artemia.
Fish reach sexual maturity in 1.5 months.
You can buy Noobranch Gunther in a specialized nursery. You can find out the price of the Noobranch Gunther fry on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of Nütobranch Gunther can be found in the species and breeds section.