maintenance, care, compatibility
Rooster aquarium fish – maintenance, care and compatibility with other fish
Spawning should be carried out in a small separate aquarium (from seven liters). The height of the water column at the same time should be about 10-15 cm. Shelters are made of aquarium plants and artificial grottoes.
The cockerel (female) fish will be able to hide here from the male, which is very aggressive during this period.
Producers before spawning should be fed all sorts of live food. Bright light is not needed.
In the spawning aquarium should not do aeration – it will prevent the construction of the nest.
Sexual maturity in fighting fish occurs in three to four months. Spawning can be stimulated by a large water change.
It is heated in an aquarium at 1-3 degrees. Pre-fish “acquaint” with each other.
To do this, they are placed in adjacent tanks so that they can see their neighbors.
For the male, small floating plants are added so that he can strengthen the nest. At the beginning of spawning, starting to build a “dwelling”, the male cock lets out small air bubbles, then gluing them together with his saliva.
About a day after the manufacturer was launched, a future mom would sit down to him. After the start of spawning, the male cockerel collects eggs from his mouth and carries them to the nest.
At the end of the spawn, he becomes aggressive, attacking the female. Therefore, it should be removed to another aquarium.
The male breeds the offspring – he guards the nest, picks up the fallen eggs, placing them back. After the larvae hatched, the cockerel does not allow them to spread in different directions, collecting them.
A female at a time is capable of sweeping 100-300 eggs. Under normal conditions, spawning begins in a day or two after a pair of males is placed together in an aquarium. It happens, however, that this process is delayed for a week.
After a day or three, the larvae appear in the aquarium. After all the fry appear, and this will happen in 4-6 days, the male is removed, otherwise it is able to transfer the fry spreading in different directions.
In a spawning aquarium, the rooster is usually fed with bloodworms. Feed must be rinsed beforehand.
In males fry, a labyrinth organ will appear only in a few months. To create good conditions for the young, it is necessary to establish aeration.
You can lower the water level.
The fry are fed with infusoria – “living dust”. In exceptional cases, you can give a steep egg yolk. However, it is not worth to abuse such lure.
When the young growth grows up, it is possible to transfer it to feeding by the Artemia larvae. Next, the size of the feed is selected based on the size of the fry.
You can enter shredder into the diet or specially developed industrial feed.
They live fighting fish for about three years. In the “old” age it is undesirable to use them as producers.
You do not need to have academic knowledge or special conditions in order to have a rooster fish. This species feels great even in a small-sized aquarium.
Some owners manage to keep one individual in the usual three-liter jar. But the two males in one “pond” do not get along.
True, some owners share long aquariums with glass, settling their pets one by one in different compartments. Many do this also because, seeing the opponent, the males begin to become brighter, more colorful, they take up belligerent poses, trying to frighten and intimidate their counterpart.
Females are not so aggressive, they can be kept on several individuals simultaneously.
The cockerel fish at home can live in the aquarium at the same time as other species. It is worth, however, to avoid the neighbors with veil fins.
Otherwise, the “fighters” will certainly cut them off. It is better to settle to the cockerels of larger fish with short fins, for example, barbs.
For tropical cockerels, it is desirable to maintain the water temperature in the range from 24 to 28 degrees. It is allowed to periodically reduce it to 18 degrees.
Open areas should be left on the surface of the water, without floating vegetation. Fish need air. Special aeration of water is not needed, but it is desirable to pass water through the filter.
It is recommended to set up an aquarium so that during the day the sun falls on it for several hours. It is undesirable to put it in a draft.
Periodically thoroughly clean the reservoir. To do this, either partially or completely change the water. The fish are pre-caught with a special net and placed in a jar.
Sanitation is carried out without the use of powders.
As mentioned earlier, male cockerels can not be kept together. It is also undesirable to keep together heterosexuals.
The male will constantly chase and bully the female.
Do you have a cockerel for the first time at your home? “With whom does this species get on?” – such a question is often asked by beginners. Despite the “martial” glory, cockerels behave quite peacefully towards their neighbors.
Sometimes, however, the male can attack the male guppy, taking him for a relative.
It is undesirable to share a rooster with owners of beautiful long fins and tails. This is sure to provoke a fighting fish, and it will begin to attack.
It is unlikely that the cock will bring the opponent to death, but he can bite or tear off the tails and fins.
Often, owners of aquariums are hooked to their pets snails. Fight fish can eat small specimens (for this they are usually planted). In larger individuals, cockerels may bite off the antennae.
It should be remembered by those who are planning to decorate your aquarium with large snails.
Cockerel fish creates incredible beauty in an aquarium, known for all its fighting qualities. He oppresses the female and similar males.
This is a typical labyrinth fish that can breathe atmospheric oxygen. The rooster has gained its popularity for its restless nature, chic appearance and the ability to live in a small pond.
The Cockerel has many variants of coloring and different forms of chic fins.
The fighting fish has got its name for the fact that the males are fighting menacing battles that can result in the death of one of them.
The male is allowed to combine with the female, but on the condition that the vessel is rather large and has a place to hide. Two males can be kept in a single tank, elongated in length using transparent partitions with openings for the movement of water.
It is better to plant tall plants near the walls in order to reduce the visibility of rivals.
In most cases the cockerel contain one. He can pick up fish of a different species, which he does not hurt.
It is impossible to place to him sedentary individuals with veil fins (guppies, voilehtails) – he will tear them off. Fast coarse fish are better suited for cohabitation, with small fins – barbs, danios.
This fish is quite unpretentious in the care. An aquarium of at least 5 liters is required for one instance.
On the surface of the water should be places that are not covered by floating plants, that as the inhabitant floats to the surface to take a sip of atmospheric air. Therefore, such a fish does not need additional aeration.
The tank should be covered with a fitted lid or glass. A fighter may jump out of it or simply catch a cold, as it often floats to the surface.
A filter for a small volume vessel will not interfere with the fighter, but is not required for maintenance.
Acceptable temperature for a cock in the aquarium is 26-30 degrees. Short-term deviations within 18-36 marks are allowed.
But if you find more than three days at an unacceptable temperature, the fish may be sick and die. Therefore, the reservoir for the cock must be equipped with a thermostat and a thermometer.
For impeccable content and to achieve a biobalance in the tank, you need to have live plants and ensure that they need lighting. Be sure to replace the water weekly in the amount of 40% of the volume.
In the rooster, the water must be clean and fresh, the individual is not demanding on the composition of the water.
The cockerel is not picky about food, can eat live and frozen food. The most favorite is the crank.
It is necessary to feed him once a day, preferably not to overfeed. The fish should eat food in 15 minutes, so the amount of feed is calculated.
To maintain the health and coloring of the fish at the proper level, it is recommended to alternate between different types of feed.
For breeding, the male and female are deposited in a spawning tank – a separate vessel. The rooster is a little smaller and has a not so bright color.
During spawning, the male collects eggs in the nest, which he built himself. After spawning, the female is best removed from him, as he is extremely aggressive.
The cockerel is caring for the eggs. After the larvae begin to swim, the male is best removed from the spawning.
Then you should feed the fry with a microworm and egg yolk and monitor their growth in order to avoid fights.
Observing such simple conditions, it is possible to provide comfortable living conditions for the fighting fish. She will delight the breeder with her cheerful disposition and beauty.