Hello! The aquarium fish of the lyabiosis belongs to the Belontiev family. Its aquarists also know one of two other names: the ruby and green lyabiosis.
The homeland of this interesting aquarium fish is the Irrawaddy River, which flows into Burma. Hydrobiont prefers overgrown reservoirs of dense vegetation.
In the lyabiosis, the body is slightly elongated and compressed at the sides. Body shape is oval.
The eyes are large, and the small mouth is adorned with thick, slightly stretched lips. Pelvic fins have filamentous form. Males are painted in a bluish-green shade, and chest with abdomen is blue-green.
When excited, the belly becomes dark purple. On the body of the fish, you also notice transverse stripes of various shades. From head to tail fin fish stretched barely noticeable line.
There is a red border on the dorsal fin.
Unpaired fins painted in olive color. The female is painted in calmer tones, the line along the body is pronounced, and the dorsal fin is slightly rounded at the end, the anal fin is red and the ventral fin is blue or colorless.
In males, the dorsal fin is pointed at the end and often reaches the middle of the tail. The ventral fins are red and the anal end has a blue tide.
During spawning, males become darker. The maximum size of captivity in males is 8 centimeters for males and 6 for females.
Lyabioza is considered a peace-loving and somewhat shy fish, which is ideal for novice aquarists. During spawning, the males are a little beast and jealously guard their territory. For content, I recommend to buy a small flock of Lyabiosis, where the females will be in the majority.
The hydrobiont gets along perfectly with sweepers (antsistrus, gyrinoheylus and otozinclus), as well as with other peaceful fish (red neons, ternation, ornatus, pearl gourami, mollies and swordtails). I would not advise you to contain a lyabiosis along with nimble cherry and Sumatran barbs.
The fish is mainly kept in the upper or middle layers of the aquarium and simply loves to hide in floating aquarium plants (azolla, Guadalupe naiad, riccia, pistia). For labiosis, a species aquarium is not critical, and a common one will do.
That’s just the length of the banks should be more than 70 centimeters. In addition, we do not forget about the dense planting of plants planted in the ground (Vallisneria gigantekaya, ambulia, cabomba, lyudvigiya, elodey).
It is advisable to make the light in the aquarium muffled and the soil loose. Since the lyabiosis breathes air (like macropods, lilius, marble gourami), the presence of a cover glass and cover is necessary, otherwise it will catch a cold.
Required water parameters for the maintenance of lyabiosis:
- water temperature: 24-28 degrees;
- water hardness: 5-25;
- active reaction environment: 6-7.5 pH;
- weekly water changes to fresh;
- good filtration and aeration banks.
When feeding a pet, give preference to live food (daphnia, cyclops, fine-choked tubule). In addition, for a change in diet, you must also give feed of plant origin.
Lubias become sexually mature at the age of 8-9 months. For breeding, it is necessary to acquire a spawn from accounting for 10 liters per fish. Soil is not required and the water level should be within 10-15 centimeters.
Aquarium water should have the same parameters as in the general aquarium. Especially the fish loves grass with small carved leaves (such as cabomba and hornolisnika).
Do not forget about the floating plants for spawning.
After the producers planted to spawn, it is necessary to dim the lighting in the aquarium, and increase the water temperature to 28 degrees and add 1/3 of distilled water. Its hardness should be within 4-15 degrees. Males of lyabiosis, as well as guramki build foam nests on the surface of the water.
Basically, they hide nests under the leaves of plants or between them. If spawning still occurs in the general aquarium, the male will drive everyone from the nest.
If the female is not ready for spawning, then it needs to be changed to another, since the aggressiveness and perseverance of the male can destroy the fish.
Therefore, it is better to select several females for spawning so that the attention of the male is not riveted to one fish. Caviar female throws portions at a time can sweep from 150 to 600.
Calf immediately begins to rise to the surface, and a caring dad gathers it into a nest. After spawning, the female is removed from the aquarium, as the male will constantly chase her. The incubation period of caviar takes no more than a day.
After 4 days the fry will independently swim and eat. After that, the male also needs to be deposited.
Since the larvae are very tiny, then the feed must be appropriate (rotifers, ciliates and live dust). Since the fry does not grow evenly and can eat smaller relatives, they need to be constantly sorted and transplanted.
Young animals should not be moved to a common aquarium until 2 months of age, until their size is equal to other fish.