Size up to 10 cm. Inhabits Tsikhlozom black-striped in the waters of Guatemala. The male black-band Tsikhlozomy usually is slightly larger than the female.
The ends of the dorsal and anal fins in males have the appearance of a braid. Content and dilution are simple and similar to the conditions described above. The composition of water for keeping and breeding does not matter.
Water temperature at a content of 18-28 ° C. You can breed fish in the aquarium of constant content. To stimulate spawning, they substitute 1/5 of the water and increase the temperature by 2-3 ° C.
Manufacturers lay their caviar inside a flower pot or any other shelter. They actively care for caviar, pluck unfertilized eggs and drive away the fish swimming by.
Parents usually transfer larvae to the corner of the aquarium and continue to actively guard them. Fry can be grown without sifting from producers. Starter feed – Artemia, small cyclop (sub-hot) or finely sliced tubule.
When breeding cichlids, amateurs often get a small amount of fry, since when parents transfer larvae a significant part of it is lost. To obtain a large litter using the following method.
After spawning, the caviar, together with the shelter, is transferred to the spit, where the water is first poured from the spawn. Next to the caviar, an aeration point is established and the water is tinted with methylene blue.
The water level should be small (7-15 cm). The volume of the spit is chosen taking into account the possibility of further (preferably without a transplant) rearing of fry.
As the fry grow, water is gradually added daily. This allows you to avoid the black-band water change that is disastrous for fry Tshlozomy when it is replaced and to stabilize the pH value by constantly adding fresh water.
You can buy Tsikhlozomu and black-striped in a specialized nursery. You can find out the price of fry with black-striped Tsikhloz on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of black-striped Tsichlozyma can be found in the species and breeds section.