maintenance, care, compatibility
Minor (lat. Hyphessobrycon serpae) or serpas is a beautiful fish that looks like a small and mobile flame in an aquarium. And it’s impossible to take your eyes off the beak minor.
The body is large, red, black spot immediately behind the gill cover, giving them a very noticeable appearance.
In addition, the minors are very attractive, they are also unpretentious, like many types of tetras. Keep them in a flock, from 6 individuals, with other fish suitable in size and activity.
The disadvantages include a somewhat hooligan nature, they can stalk and cut off fins to slow or veil fish.
Minor aquarium fish are considered good fishes for common aquariums, but this is not the case. Only if they live with large and fast fish. Fishes that are smaller than them will be the object of persecution and terror.
The same can be said about slow fish with large fins. For example, cockerels or scalar.
They will be constantly tugging at the fins until the fish gets sick or dies.
Good neighbors for them will be: danios, black neons, barbs, akantoftalmusy, antsistrusy.
In a group, the character of a minor is somewhat softened, since the hierarchy is built and attention is shifted to relatives. In this case, the males are satisfied with the view that they are fighting with each other, but do not hurt each other.
Aquarium with a bunch of veil serpasov:
Minor aquarium fish: content, compatibility, photo-video review
Order, family: hartsinovye.
Comfortable water temperature: 22-24 C.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
Minor Compatibility: gets on with all the peaceful fish (danios pink, thorns, speckled catfish, neons, etc.) – in a word, the same tetras, harazinki, platies will be the best neighbors.
Useful tips: not capricious fish, suitable for beginners and young aquarists.
The birthplace of the minor is water from Guyana to the Paraguay River in Brazil.
Minor fish has a slightly high, elongated body flattened laterally. The back is painted in olive-brown color, and the sides in red. Dorsal fin black.
The remaining fins are red. The male is different from the female more slender body and bright color.
The fish reaches a length of no more than 4 cm.
These peaceful fish are kept in flocks in the general aquarium (more than 60 cm long) with moving neighbors. I do not recommend putting them down to the “veil” fish – they are slow and the minors can “pinch” them for beautiful, large fins.
Comfortable parameters of water for minor content: temperature 22-24 ° С, acidity 6-7, hardness 5-10 °. Filtering and aeration is recommended.
As for aquatic plants for minors, here you can use both lush and more slender species. However, the plants should be distributed wisely, as the Minor fish love space.
Also on the bottom of the aquarium, you can plant small-leaved plants. Freshwater snails can be planted in an aquarium with minors.
Feeding aquarium fish must be correct: balanced, diverse. This fundamental rule is the key to successful keeping of any fish, be it guppies or astronotuses.
Article “How and how much to feed aquarium fish” talks in detail about this, it outlines the basic principles of the diet and feeding regime of fish.
In this article, we note the most important thing – feeding fish should not be monotonous; both dry and live food should be included in the diet. In addition, you need to take into account the gastronomic preferences of a particular fish and, depending on this, include in its diet ration either with the highest protein content or vice versa with vegetable ingredients.
Popular and popular feed for fish, of course, are dry food. For example, hourly and everywhere can be found on the aquarium shelves of food company “Tetra” – the leader of the Russian market, in fact, the range of feeds of this company is striking. In the “gastronomic arsenal” of Tetra are included as individual feeds for a certain type of fish: for goldfish, for cichlids, for loricarids, guppies, labyrinths, arovan, discus, etc.
Also, Tetra has developed specialized foods, for example, for enhancing color, fortified or for feeding fry. Detailed information on all Tetra feeds, you can find on the official website of the company – here.
It should be noted that when buying any dry food, you should pay attention to the date of its production and shelf life, try not to buy food by weight, and also keep the food in a closed state – this will help avoid the development of pathogenic flora in it.