Главная 7 Aquarium fish 7 Ramirezi’s apistogram: keeping and breeding in an aquarium

Ramirezi’s apistogram: keeping and breeding in an aquarium

Good afternoon, colleagues. I am glad to greet you again on this blog and I have another article for you about the Tsikhlov family, namely Ramisrez Apistogram, or chromis butterfly. In nature, this aquarium fish lives in the basin of the South American Orinoco River.

However, this fish is perfectly acclimatized for life in Southeast Asia and Indonesia.

Chromis butterfly, or Ramirezi’s Apistogram, is one of the most beautiful and elegant species of dwarf cichlids. Due to its appearance and habits, this fish has earned the recognition of a wide range of aquarists of all stripes from all countries of the world. The maximum size of an apistorama does not exceed 7 centimeters.

The main color of her body is yellowish-brown, and in front of the body you can see a reddish-orange tide. During spawning this outflow in males takes on a bright red hue.

Bluish sparkles can also be seen all over the body. In females, the belly is colored crimson.

The female’s dorsal and ventral fin is slightly shorter, unlike the males.

As well as the Kakadu apistogram, Ramirezi is also a peaceful representative of Tsikhlovykh, which without problems can get along with any peaceful neighbor of small size (black mollies, swordtails, minor, ornatus, rhodostomy, red neons). In addition, the fish do not touch the aquarium plants and do not swarm in the soil, respectively, the aquarist may not be afraid of global re-planning of the substrate.

Preferably, fish are best kept in tropical banks with dense vegetation and so that a couple of fish have 20 or more liters of water. Apistogram content conditions are as follows:

  • active reaction: 6.5-7.5 pH;
  • water temperature: 24-32 degrees;
  • rigidity: no more than 12

As you probably already noticed, this fish loves high temperatures. That is, it can easily get along with handsome discussions in one aquarium.

With an apistogram content at elevated temperatures, the maximum lifespan does not exceed 2 years, and at moderate temperatures, it does not exceed 4 years. However, be careful, in the second case, the hydrobiont will be highly susceptible to various sores. Cichlid is quite sensitive to the quality of aquarium water.

Best of all, if the water is running, but if you do not have such an opportunity, then get ready for the fact that every week you will need to clean the soil and lure up to 30% of the water to fresh. Or you can replace every day 10% of the volume.

It is imperative to defend the water, because the fish reacts very sharply to a high concentration of chlorine in the water. And in our plumbing this concentration just rolls over.

Yes, and do not forget about filtering and aeration. Like other representatives of the Cichlians, Ramirezi’s Apistogram during spawning turns from a civilian into a territorial monster. The fish feeds on all feeds, but since cichlids are practically all carnivorous children, it is preferable to feed them live or frozen.

Be careful, the fish often overeat.

The peculiarity of the Cichl representatives is that they form fairly stable pairs. Ramirezi becomes ready to breed at the age of 5-6 months, when her body length reaches 3 cm. The spawning volume should be at least 15 liters.

During spawning, the water in the spawn should be several degrees higher than in the general aquarium. The stimulus to breeding is the regular addition to the spawning aquarium of small portions of fresh and soft water.

Spawning occurs on an open surface (flat stone, flower pot or sheet of an aquarium plant). Often, young parents eat their offspring in the stage of eggs, that is, if the spawning took place in a separate jar.

If spawning proceeded in the general aquarium, neighbors can eat caviar. Two parents take care of offspring, but the male dominates in this pair. The incubation period of caviar is 2-4 days, after which fry appear from the eggs.

After spitting, the fry in the aquarium should begin to gradually reduce the temperature of the water. During the first five days of life, the male protects the offspring in pre-prepared pits in the ground. At this time, the female is desirable to remove from the aquarium.

Food for fry: ciliates, nauplii of Artemia and Cyclops.


О admin

x

Check Also

Koridoras Rabauti (Corydoras rabauti) – content, breeding

Rabidy Corridor (Corydoras rabauti) Rabauti Corridor is a very active, friendly and curious fish that ...

Botsiya dwarf (Yunnanilus cruciatus) – content, breeding

Botsiya dwarf striped (Yunnanilus cruciatus) Striped was first described in 1944. Names are synonyms: Yunnanilus ...

Adolf’s Corridor (Corydoras adolfoi) – content, breeding

Adolphus Corridor (Corydoras adolfoi) Burgess, 1982 Adolf’s Corridor is a very elegant catfish, described only ...

Speckled otozinclus (Otocinclus flexilis) – content, breeding

Ototsinkly Mottled (Otocinclus flexilis) Habitat: Ototsinkly speckled inhabits both rapid and calm rivers with dense ...

Tetra Kerry (Inpaichthys kerri) – content, breeding

Kerry or False Royal Tetra (Inpaichthys kerri) Gery Junk, 1977 Other names: Tetra Kerry, Violet ...

Koridoras pygmy (Corydoras pygmaeus) – content, breeding

Pygmy Corridor (Corydoras pygmaeus) Knaack, 1966 Corridor Pygmy is a miniature fish with an elegant ...

Marble Botion (Botia lohachata) – content, breeding

Botsiya marble (Botia lohachata) It became known to aquarists in 1912, and only got to ...

Koridoras similis (Corydoras similis) – content, breeding

Koridoras similis (Corydoras similis) Habitat: The Similis Corridor is found in nature in the Madeira ...

Popondetta furcata (Pseudomugil furcatus) – content, breeding

Popondetta blue-eyed or Popondetta furcata (Pseudomugil furcatus) Popondetta furcata of the melanoteny family lives in ...

Tetra Kitty (Hyphessobrycon heliacus) – content, breeding

Tetra Kitty (Hyphessobrycon heliacus) described by ichthyologists in 2002. Tetra Kitty, Hifessobrikon Heliacus, Tetra Heliacus ...

Venezuelan Corridor (Corydoras venezuelanus) – content, breeding

Corridor inVenezuelan (Corydoras venezuelanus) Family – Callicht (Callichthyidae).Subfamily – Carapace – (Corydoradinae). Origin: South America ...

Bull-calf Bee (Brachygobius doriae) – content, breeding

Goby Bee or Bumblebee (Brachygobius doriae) Gunter, 1868. The bumblebee goby or bee is a ...

Sterba Corridor (Corydoras sterbai) – content, breeding

Sterba Corridor (Corydoras sterbai) – very bright and popular catfish aquarists. Known since 1962. Habitat: ...

Pseudomugil Gertrude (Pseudomugil gertrudae) – content, breeding

Blue-eyed spotted Gertrude (Pseudomugil gertrudae) WEBER 1911 Detachment: Atheriform (Atheriniformes).Family: Iris (Melanotaeniidae). Genus: Pseudomugil (Pseudomugilidae). ...

Tetra Congo (Phenacogrammus interruptus) – content, breeding

Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) Boulenger, 1899 Congo tetra – this is amazingly beautiful, active, peaceful, ...

Botsiya Clown (Chromobotia macracanthus) – content, breeding

Botsiya Clown or Botsiya Makrakant (Chromobotia macracanthus) Bleeker, 1852 The genus Chromobotia derives its name ...

Girinoheylus (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) – content, breeding

Girinoheylus (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) – called yet Chinese Seaweed Habitat: inhabits mountain streams in China, Thailand, ...

Corridors (Corydoras) – types, description, content, breeding

Corridors (Corydoras) – kind of aquarium catfish. Family: Calligthy catfishes (Callichthyidae). Inhabit Central America, the ...

Pterigoplicht brocade (Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps) – description, content

Pterigoplicht brocade (Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps) – The brocade leopard catfish was first described by Kner in ...

Tetra Krasnonosay (Hemigrammus bleheri) – content, breeding

In the late 70s – early 80s, a heated controversy flared up on the pages ...

Botsia Striata (Botia striata) – content, breeding

Botia striata NARAYAN RAO, 1920. Botsia Striat is a spectacular, peace-loving and unpretentious fish, known ...

Akantoftalmus Kühl (Pangio kuhlii) – content, breeding

Akantoftalmus Kühl (Pangio kuhlii) – a fish with a very unusual body structure and bright ...

Glossolepis red (Glossolepis incisus) – content, breeding

Glossolepis incisus Glossolepis red Weber, 1908. Glossolepis red – a bright fish of rich red ...

Mastamembel Armatus (Mastacembelus armatus) – content, breeding

Mastamembel Armatus (Mastacembelus armatus) Lacepède, 1800 Other names: Mustambell Carapace, Coffee Eel. Family: Hobotnorylye (Mastacembelidae). ...