The beautiful and bright Galaxy Microgain is very popular in aquaristics, although it was discovered recently – in 2007. At the same time, when the first photos appeared, most did not believe in their authenticity. But the fish turned out to be actually quite colorful, and already a year after opening it began to be supplied to all markets. Massive fishing has led to the threat of extinction of the entire population.
The situation could save only breeding in aquariums.
Micro-collection Galaxy is a beautiful and bright fish, which was discovered only recently.
Micro-collection Galaxy (Micro-collection Danio) is a small fish of the Karpov group. The Micro-collection Fish is small in size, its length is not more than 2 cm. The color of the males is deeper and more vivid with stripes of pink and black on the fins.
Throughout the body are multiple spots of beige or dark cream color. Females are not so intense in color, body is green with a bluish tinge, specks are not so pronounced.
It is possible to distinguish females from males by a more round shape of the body. With proper maintenance, the Galaxy fish can live for no more than 2 years.
In its natural habitat, the Galaxy fish lives in Burma on the Shang high plateau, in the area of the Nam Paun and Nam Lan rivers, and prefers to live in overgrown shallow reservoirs that are fed by floods. Habitats are usually covered with rice fields and meadows, so the lakes are overgrown with plants and open to sunlight.
The depth in these bodies of water is only about 40 cm, the main species of algae are the blex and elodea.
Given the size of the micro galaxy (up to 21 mm), it is ideal for shrimps and nano-aquariums.
The fish has evolved so that it maximally adapted to these conditions, and the aquarist must not forget about this, creating an aquarium for the maintenance and breeding of the Micro-Galaxy.
Data on the parameters of water in the natural habitat of the fish are fragmentary. As indicated by various sources, as a rule, these are bodies of water with a neutral pH level.
Danio Galaxy fishes can perfectly coexist with almost any species of fish and quite often themselves start to suffer from very aggressive neighbors. The best is the compatibility of microdisintegration with large species of bottom fish.
Best of all, the Galaxy feels with other Danio species. The presence of non-aggressive fish that inhabit the middle water column additionally gives Microsboron confidence.
Although the aquarium fish Galaxy adhere to each other, it is difficult to call them flocks. The males, as a rule, in their free time constantly look after the females and regularly find out the relations with the other males. Fighting fish Galaxy looks very original.
Most often the duel is like a ritual dance.
Good neighbors will be the same small fish, such as cardinals or wedge specks, neon.
As a rule, during the presence of shelters, the fish after the fight do not have significant injuries. But sometimes a stronger male can stalk the weak and inflict very life-threatening injuries on his rival.
Micro disassembly can be kept in an aquarium of any size. The most important thing for each fish accounted for at least 1 liter of water.
Most advantageous looks numerous flock in a well-landscaped and large aquarium.
While keeping fish in small aquariums, a stronger male can kill his rivals to death.
In order for the aquarium to be close to natural conditions, it is necessary to plant it thickly with various aquatic vegetation in which the fish can hide during a fight.
This aquarium type of fish does not like strong movement of water, but a filtration and aeration device is required. The water temperature should be in the range of 24−27 ° C.
Also, once a week in the aquarium you need to change at least 30% of the water.
Illumination of the Galaxy requires weak light in its natural habitat in a standing water body, as a rule, diffused. During the time they are kept in an aquarium, Micro-assemblies prefer to stay in the middle water column.
The main effort is better to focus on clean water.
Now more and more popular are beginning to gain nano-aquariums. In order for this species of fish to feel in these aquariums, the most it is necessary to arrange them comfortably in the following way:
- Landscape design elements are selected in miniature.
- Soil thickness – no more than 2 cm.
- The amount of algae is at least 60% of the size of the aquarium.
- The number of males must be controlled. For 25 females, only one male is required.
But the most spectacularly, the Galaxy looks in a large aquarium against the backdrop of snags and a significant amount of algae. The color range of this species of fish is favored by the greenness of aquatic plants. The thickness of the soil in this aquarium should be about 6-7 cm.
Algae can be chosen as free-floating, and near-bottom, which can take root.
Danio Galaxy has a good appetite. For fry, you can choose such varieties of live food:
In nature, they feed on small insects, algae and zooplankton.
In this case, the menu should be dry food. For example, as these feeds, different compositions for carps are perfect. If the granules are very large, then they must first be finely grind.
Dry mixes are not advised to give fry, at this age it is desirable to feed them with live food.
For this variety Danio is considered the best diet, which includes live and dry food. While these conditions are met, the color of the fish is the most saturated.
Puberty begins after 4 months of life. At home, fish can breed throughout the year. As a breeding ground, you can use a common aquarium or stand alone.
However, chances to grow a full-fledged and numerous offspring, of course, more in a separate aquarium.
In the role of the spawning grounds when breeding the Micro-Collecting Galaxy, as a rule, they choose a small aquarium, where the distilled and purified water is poured. It is not necessary to add soil, at the bottom you just need to organize a litter. As this can be used Javanese moss.
It should be laid on approximately 50% of the total area of the tank.
Also in the breeding ground you need to put some aquatic vegetation. As a rule, this is an insignificant amount of duckweed and a couple of branches of elodea.
This vegetation makes it possible to fully imitate the conditions of a natural reservoir.
In the marriage period, the overall color of the body increases, the stomach becomes reddish.
From above spawning area you need to tightly cover the lid. It is necessary that there are minor gaps for air circulation. The optimal water temperature during fish transplantation should be within + 26 ° С.
The remaining characteristics must be adhered to, as in the general aquarium.
First, females are transplanted into the spawning area, and only then, after 2–3 hours, the males. The latter, as a rule, immediately begin to woo females.
Matrimonial games continue for a rather short time, but the spawning itself is greatly stretched and can last more than one day.
The female once in 2 days produces spawning process. In total, it can lay off about 60–70 eggs per spawning.
Incubation time is approximately four days.
The female and the male for some time can be kept right in the breeding ground. It is just necessary to catch fry in time, because parents can eat them.
To prevent eating fry, you can with the help of live food and a significant amount of algae.
The ability of the fry to independent movement and nutrition appears only after 5 days. Up to this point, they will be in a fixed position, attached to the algae or the walls of the spawning grounds.
Moreover, their size is not more than 2−5 mm.
Neither in light nor in filtering is necessary, it is possible to put aeration at minimum power.
They feed on fry, as a rule, during the day, and at night they hide in algae. At this time, the fish can already be transplanted to the fry of other species of non-predatory fish.
Feeding is first performed with rotifers or infusoria, after which it can be gradually transferred to artemia.
Fry grow quite slowly. At the age of one and a half months, they can reach a size of 0.8−0.9 cm, and fully grow to 4 months.
Color, which is characteristic of adult fish, they will appear at 8−14 week.
In order for the color of the fish to be really bright and saturated, they need to organize special conditions. To do this, the design of the aquarium must comply with the natural conditions. The galaxy does not like strong lighting with a small amount of algae.
In these aquariums, micro disassemblies feel strong discomfort. Fully these fish can show themselves during darkened lighting, a large number of driftwood and aquatic vegetation.
For landscaping, you can choose such shade tolerant algae varieties:
When planting algae, one should not forget that Micro-assemblies are moving very actively, and therefore they need enough free space.
Micro-assemblies are undemanding to the conditions of detention, but still they are very negative about the excessive amount of organic elements in the aquarium. Also, this variety can painfully respond to a sharp change in a particular water parameter.
In order for the aquarium to resemble the galaxy as a natural reservoir, it must be densely planted with plants.
The indicator of the normal state is the dorsal fin. If it is pressed all the time, this indicates poor water quality.
The galaxy needs proper care, otherwise it risks falling ill. Most common diseases The following are considered:
- Oodiniosis. The cause of the disease are parasites that cause flaking of the scales. For treatment, as a rule, apply bitsillin-5. In the role of prevention, it is advised to add ordinary salt to the aquarium.
- Exhaustion. If you contain a large group of fish, then stronger individuals will begin to drive away those who are weaker when feeding. These fish will not be able to get the necessary food and eventually just wither. They are smaller than the rest, thin and sluggish. The same thing happens if you feed the Microsborder with tasteless or unaccustomed food. Weakened fish should be transplanted into a separate aquarium and kept in it until they are stronger and restored. When refusing food, you must immediately replace the feed with another.
- Tweezers. During this disease, the eyes begin to bulge until they are completely out of orbit. Then the blind fish simply dies. The cause of this disease is poor water quality.
- Lepidortosis. The causative agent of the disease is a bacterial infection, which was brought into the aquarium with new algae or fish. Symptom of the disease is the irrigation of scales, its detachment and the formation of pustules on the body. Significantly infected fish must be destroyed and others treated with antibiotics. You can use bitsillin-5, biomitsin, streptotsid. During treatment, all the fish must be transplanted into another aquarium, and the infected person should be disinfected with hydrochloric or sulfuric acid 7%. Soil needs to be changed to a new one or boiled, to maintain aquatic vegetation in a solution of bicillin-5.
- Trihodinoz. The causative agent of this disease is infusoria, which is attached to the gills and scales. The source of infection is algae and feed, which have not been properly disinfected. During trichodynosis infection, the fish begin to rub on different surfaces in the aquarium. The treatment consists in increasing aeration and prophylactic baths with the addition of salt.
Micro-assemblies are unique peace-loving aquarium fish, the content of which does not require significant investments. Aquariums of different shape and volume are suitable for this type of fish.
Pebbles and snags, shady vegetation and algae are used as decoration.
If you liked the video – share with friends: