maintenance, care, compatibility
Cockerel – the most beautiful of all aquarium fish. It is the nature of this fish that influenced its name. During the fighting, apparently wanting to intimidate his rival, the cockerel changes color to a brighter one.
Similarly, the spawning effect on the coloring of the fish.
No less impressive is the variety of cockerel fins. The classification of fish occurs both in their shape and in body color, which in fact distinguishes them from wild relatives.
If you look at the color of the fish, there are one-color white and black specimens, blue and purple, yellow and red. Two-colored cockerels look more colorful, in which their tail is different in color from the whole body.
Multi-colored fish are impressive. The transition of colors from light to dark tones and vice versa may be in different parts of the body.
Separately kept dragon fish cockerel. Much larger than the others, they have a metal body in the form of chain mail.
Looking at the fins of the rooster in its expanded form, the breeders divided the fish into species: crescent, roetail, round-tailed fish, wristtail cockerel, voiley, delta-tailed, flag-tailed, crow-tailed, double-tailed, poster, giant and other species, among which there is no aggression.
How much live cockerel aquarium fish, depends largely on the owner of the aquarium. Labyrinth fish are very sensitive to conditions. Prior to the nature of 3-4 years of life, in an aquarium, even under normal conditions, the cockerel usually does not live.
And you in a desperate condition have to watch your pet cockerel die.
Rare water changes, overfeeding and overpopulation of the reservoir greatly reduce the lifespan of the fish. In addition to these factors, a large role is played by dense vegetation with indispensable access to the surface for a breath of fresh air and the maintenance of water temperature in the range from 26 ° C to 28̊ ° C.
More than one male together with females is not recommended. But, if the volume allows, the number of boys is increased to two. Although, cocks with luxurious fins, still feel better in small aquariums.
Since it is proved that the water column greatly affects their development.
How many lives aquarium cockerel, oddly enough, depends on the factors influencing its behavior. Aggressive character constantly requires a fight.
From this situation they leave with the help of a mirror or a glass partition between males.
The rapid development of fish laid in its genes. Unlike other living beings, it is the mature age that gives their appearance the greatest beauty and charm.
Any pets – whether cats, hamsters, parrots or aquarium fish – unwittingly tied the owners to the house. After all, they need constant care – feeding, treatment, caress and so on.
Therefore, every time when for some reason the owners have to leave the house even just for a few days, many people fall into a real panic – who will take care of their favorites?
Of course, aquarists are no exception. They are also very worried about how much you can not feed the fish.
After all, no one wants to go home and see the pets that have popped up abdomen.
Definitely answer this question is quite difficult.
The fact is that different fish have different needs in feed. The more active they are, the more often and denser they need to eat.
For example, barbs – these small comets in an aquarium – should eat more often and get more calories. A leisurely cockerel or catfish needs a much smaller amount of food.
It also depends on the fatness of the fish. If they are overweight (yes, in fish it is the same as in any animals), then they will be able to stretch longer.
But in any case, if you need to leave home for five to seven days, you can not worry about their pets.
If you live fish that lead a very quiet, inconspicuous and unhurried lifestyle, they can easily stretch for a couple of weeks.
True, after returning it is better not to feed them with dry feed, preferring live ones. And in general, after the diet it is worth gradually increasing portions so that the fish do not eat.
Of course, the ideal solution to this problem would be to ask the neighbors to help out – to say what and how many times to feed aquarium fish, to explain when it is necessary to turn on and off the lighting and quietly go on business. But if there is no such possibility, you can simply feed the fish more tightly, turn on the compressor and leave the house.
However, this applies only to adult fish.
The fry, alas, are not able to stretch even five days without food. Therefore, planning a trip should be careful not to risk the health and life of their pets.