The size of the meter is up to 20 cm. It lives in the reservoirs of Venezuela.
The male slaughter differs from the female in the shape of the anal fin. The fish is kept in the upper layers of water, feeds on bloodworms and cortex.
Sword cages must be fed with small live fish, otherwise spawning will be small, and many eggs will remain unfertilized. An adult swordfish eats fish the size of an adult female of guppy, but does not touch larger fish.
The chemical composition and temperature of the water are undemanding. Water for content: GH up to 15 °; pH 6.5-7.5; t 21-23 ° C. In preparation for spawning, the producers are seated in spacious aquariums and richly fed with live fish. After 7-10 days they are placed in a long and low spawning capacity of at least 7 liters. It is tightly closed with a cover glass on which fish spawn.
The distance from the water level to the glass is 5-10 cm. Plants and a spawning grid are not needed.
Spawning incentives – water softening and temperature rise by 3-4 ° C. With a group spawning, the volume of the aquarium should be much larger. Possible dilution by the method of pituitary injections.
Dilution of moshertov difficult cultivation of fry. Due to the active cannibalism of the 1000 fry obtained, only 2-3 can be grown.
The aquarium for growing fry should be spacious, without plants (as the meter prefers to hunt from ambush) with the obligatory mixing of water with aeration for even distribution of food throughout the aquarium. Breeding water: GH up to 7.0 °; pH 6.5-7.0; t 27-29 ° C. The pair is planted in the evening, spawning usually begins in the morning.
Manufacturers flippers spawn upward, it sticks to the cover glass, the walls of the aquarium and partially falls to the bottom. There is a lot of caviar.
At the end of spawning manufacturers planted. A day later, the larva of the mortuary is removed, which is washed from the glass and walls into the water.
When the fry begin to swim, they are fed. Starter feed – artemia.
Frequent sorting of fry by size and timely increase in the size and quantity of feed are needed, as the fry grow very quickly. The photo of the meter can be seen on the right.
You can buy a dream-cat in a specialized nursery. You can find out the price of fry bloomer on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of the dreamcloth can be found in the species and breeds section.
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