Whatever one may say, but the Pecillia of Velifera should eat well. If some types of fish can be given only a few types of food due to their unpretentiousness, then there is hardly a number like that.
Yes, young pesilia grows actively on almost any food, even if it will be monotonous. But for adults this option is not suitable, the diet of adult fish should be significantly expanded and balanced.
Velife never refuses from the corret, the pipe-maker, the bloodworm. When feeding by a pipe maker you need to be careful, because it is often a source of various infections.
Therefore, before feeding the pipemaker to your pets, it must be thoroughly washed and kept for a couple of weeks under running water. If you feed the fish with bloodworms, it is recommended to alternate: one day the usual bloodworm, the second day – the southern (dwelling in brackish ponds), the third – the estuary.
The first part of the article about Velifer’s patzil can be read here!
Southern bloodworm is great for vellifer, because it is rich in nutrients and minerals. In Ukraine, it is more than enough, but in Russia it was imported from us.
As for now, the situation with the supplies to the eastern neighbors, I can not say, because the political situation between the two countries, to say the least, is strained.
In addition to animal feed, pecillia (mollies), the velife needs feeds of plant origin: semolina, all kinds of tableted plant foods, and also wolfia. Before the dramatic development of aquarism as an art, domestic amateurs gave their pets semolina and hercules, which badly spoiled and muddy the water after it was limp.
And to remove the remnants of an uneaten decoy from the aquarium, which have already managed to spread throughout the aquarium, is very problematic.
Instead of these feeds, it is better to use special flaky vegetable food from the company Tetra, Wardley and others. These feeds do not spoil the water, and the fish excrement from these feeds turns into a white substance, which is called “milk” by aquarists. Hercules and semolina can be used in small aquariums and the lack of soil, where young animals are grown.
Adult fish are better fed with flaky food and wolf, only in small quantities.
Some particularly responsible aquarists strictly adhere to the canons of feeding viviparous, and in every way they try to add scalded crushed lettuce, nettle and spinach leaves to the veliforme diet. Such food is very useful, and a large amount of vitamins of group B helps to improve metabolism and the withdrawal of toxic compounds.
However, such intentions are not always good and may not coincide with reality: fish eat not what is useful and what provokes the stimulation of taste receptors. In the end, the above vegetable fish salads refuse to eat and the food is quickly spat out.
Velicia velicia is suspicious of any unfamiliar food, and if fish are not accustomed from an early age to high-fiber food, you will never accustom the adult fish to such food. In this case, educational procedures in the form of hunger strikes do not even work. The older the fish, the more difficult it is to “negotiate” with it.
For some strange reason, with age, the patients lose their desire to eat vegetable feed, and in the last year and a half of life they generally refuse vegetable food.
The approximate daily need of fish in the feed is about 3% of the total body weight of the fish. With the intensive growth of young animals, the need to feed three times a day, and adult fish no more than two times. Actively growing individuals can be fed with mixtures of fresh cyclops and daphnia, as well as bloodworms.
The intervals between feedings should be 5-6 hours, no less. The next day, you can add a chopper and decapsulated artemia, which you must first use with boiling water, to soften it.
Other variations in the alternation of animal and vegetable feed are also possible. For mature fish, twice a week you need to arrange fasting days, but for young animals they are not desirable. It is extremely important to control the amount of food served.
Remember, overfeeding is also terrible in violation of the weight balance of fish, and undernourishment provokes the emergence of small “tightened” and underdeveloped fish, the appearance of which leaves much to be desired.
I would like to note the advantages of feeding the shellfish Velifer with small crustaceans – Cyclops and Daphnia. Daphnia is considered a very nutritious and healthy food for many aquarium fish. These small crustaceans have a complex of useful substances, vitamins and microelements.
Daphnia moina caught in spring in “flowering” reservoirs is considered especially useful. Their stomachs contain a large amount of vegetable protein.
Ultimately, this kind of food is an excellent “sandwich” for adults.
Trace elements and vitamins contained in the body of Daphnia are also useful because they form the pigment cells (chromatophores) responsible for the yellow-silver color. In addition, the chitinous shell of daphnia, which is not absorbed by the stomach of fish, is an excellent material that contributes to the removal from the body of heavy metals, toxins and dangerous organic compounds.
With constant feeding with daphnia moin in pecilia, sexual activity is normalized, life expectancy increases and resistance of aquatic organisms to parasites and invasive diseases increases. Actively growing Daphnia necessarily need to feed Cyclops and Daphnia throughout the year. In winter, you can switch to frozen food, although in this case they may lose some of the vitamins, but the number of useful trace elements remains unchanged.
Chitin shells as a result of freezing also do not lose their useful qualities. But adult moths and koreter are consumed by adult fish without any special prey, although young animals eat everything like locusts.
In case of detection of the disease in the Velifera patcilia, its treatment is not fundamentally different from the generally accepted methods of aquarism. The main thing to remember is that the patsilias are extremely sensitive to high concentrations of potent drugs and are difficult to tolerate medicinal preparations based on copper sulphate.
Organic dyes in the form of malachite green and methylene blue, and other non-strong antibiotics, while observing the indicated dosage, are tolerated by fish without any difficulties.
But I would refuse a white streptocide during treatment in the general aquarium, because a white-colored tablet that sinks to the bottom is perceived by fish as food. As a result, hungry petilia grab a pill and eat some of the medicine.
As a result, after a while the fish becomes completely motionless and soon dies.
In general, when keeping fish in good conditions, the partilias are sufficiently resistant to many diseases, including bacterial and parasitic, due to the strong innate immunity. In healthy aquariums, where generations change regularly, the likelihood of a disease is paltry.
Juveniles are considered more plastic, as they are able to adapt to a new habitat without any health problems in a short period of time.