Size up to 12 cm. Zebra lives in Lake Malawi, Africa. The male on the anal fin has yellow spots with a black border, absent in the female, and a steeper forehead.
Fish feed on any live food, as well as meat, earthworms and insects. It should include in the diet of vegetable food: scalded with boiling water leaves of nettle, lettuce, spinach. Zebras contain in large aquariums with filtration and aeration of water.
It is desirable to plant 2-3 females on one male. It is necessary to provide a lot of shelters from drainage pipes, pots and stones.
Water for keeping and dilution: GH 15 ° and above; pH 7.5-8.5; t 23-27 ° C. Water should be pure, rich in oxygen, without organic sediment. Zebra bred in the same aquarium, where they contain.
In the litter is usually about 30 eggs. It is advisable to female Zebra, which during the incubation does not eat and hides in the drainage tubes, move to the center. Water is poured into it from the aquarium, hands are clamped on both sides of the tube with a female and carefully transferred.
The Zebra female incubates the eggs in the mouth and after 21 days releases well-formed fry. Starter feed – Artemia and small cyclop.
Zebra is one of the few fish species that have a lot of color variations: from blue (the most common) and white to red or orange. Moreover, the color is solid, striped (usually darker vertical stripes) or spotty.
Males and females can be of the same or different colors. In the literature, to designate the basic color variations, after the name of the species indicate the initial letters denoting the color of the males of this variation.
You can buy zebra in a specialized nursery. The price of zebra fry can be found on the bulletin board.
Pictures and photos of zebra can be found in the species and breeds section.