If you choose a tsikhlazomu that can amaze others with its beauty, then this is tsikhlazomu blue dempsey. Bright blue fluorescent coloring, dorsal and anal fins extended posteriorly, black spots all over the surface and inimitable pearl shine.
Her ancestors, the eight-striped cychlasmas, are larger and more aggressive, but there’s certainly something in common.
Blue Dempsey is a special fish. And the turquoise color is not its main highlight.
She has a large head, expressive eyes and very emotional large lips. Due to her behavior, she has established herself as a “fish with intelligence”. Many believe that such a tsikhlasoma can “communicate with the owner,” showing his pleasure, and build life in an aquarium “by its own rules.”
Having a temper that is softer than that of its ancestors, the fish is able to get along with certain types of neighbors. But during the spawning period, her emotions become uncontrollable.
The size of the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey cichlid is rather large, the body is dense, high and slightly elongated.
Fry are not so extravagant: they are light brown in color, with only a few turquoise specks. The brightness of the blue color of the cichlid appears only with age.
However, babies are often affected by diseases and often do not live to acquire a beautiful blue color.
They live in pairs. Explicit aggression, as their longtime relatives, do not show.
The temper can even be called quiet when compared with the eight-band or other tsikhlazomami.
The male, unlike the female, has a large size and more expressive coloring. Its dorsal and ventral fins are elongated and have sharp edges.
A pair of individuals will feel comfortable in an aquarium of 150-200 liters. In the photo and video posted on the Internet, you can find a lot of interesting facts about their behavior.
Blue Dumpsey is not picky. For its safe maintenance, the main condition is the presence of powerful aeration and effective filtration of aquarium water.
Knowing that a favorite activity is the study of bottom contents and the digging up of the roots of plants, it is necessary to place a bottom with rounded stones, fine gravel or medium gravel on the bottom. As few as possible sharp corners, and sand dust will not be in place.
The recommended water temperature is not original. It is 25-28 ° C, with acidity in the range of 7.0. A decrease in water temperature is allowed up to 8 ° C.
Healthy adults will survive.
The hardness of the water does not make much difference if it is not water from natural sources on the site of particular geological characteristics. The limits of the salt content – 8-15 dH.
If the basic parameters of water are adjusted with the help of special equipment, the plants do not play a special role. The amount of oxygen they emit is fully compensated by aerators.
The presence of greenery is rather a matter of aesthetics. Often they are replaced by artificial bushes (they are not of interest to fish as food and the “object of examination” of the living root system).
But, if, after all, it was decided to arrange the aquarium with natural greenery, it should be large bushes planted in special pots.
Intense lighting is not required. Much more important is the diffuse dim light supporting muted tones in an aquarium. Sometimes it seems strange: I want to emphasize the bright colors of such extraordinary people.
But they do not need it.
Those who breed them know that the presence of grottoes, barricades, swirling artificial scenery and shelters is much more important.
The description of the menu for cychlastoma blue dumps does not contain any features. They love everything: live and frozen feed, vegetable products, fortified flakes and chopped minced fish.
They will not refuse to satisfy their hunger with small fish and snails that fit in their mouths.
Organizing their food, it is worth thinking: how to correctly make a balanced diet. It is better to feed twice a day in small portions.
This will eliminate overfeeding and provide an opportunity to feed the various compounds.
Pondering the question: what species of fish to make a company for Electric Blue Jack Dempsey cichlid, should take into account their nature and features of the claims to the conditions of detention. Good compatibility will be with haracin and small carp (for example, neon).
You can try to settle with cichlids (but not smaller) or other large fish. Not bad is a company with catfish.
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