Aquarium angelfish: keeping and breeding
Among the wildlife aquarium fish are very popular. At this stage of the development of aquarium knows more than 22,000 families of aquarium fish: carp, catfish, pelleve, tetras, and of course, cichlids. It is to the latter family, and are a scalar, the contents of which can be a real challenge for the novice aquarist.
The choice of aquarium for skalyariy and their food
Aquarium size for skalyariy is determined by several factors: the number of fish, their size, frequency of changing water, availability of filtration and temperature. Perhaps the most important parameter determining the volume of the aquarium is the size of the fish. The skalyariy larger dvuhrublevuyu coins, select from 4 liters of water on a piece
Fish scalars: who to include?
The natural habitats of skalyariy are tranquil water features and areas: the Bay, overgrown with coast, lagoons, shallow backwaters of rivers. These fish do not like loneliness, so it is better to buy several skalyariy. Do not forget that, like all cichlids, they behave aggressively towards members of other families. Therefore do not put them in a tank that contains smaller fish, but on the other hand, they should not be hooked to larger or more aggressive fishes, for example, sumatrensis the barbs.
It is very playful and cocky, there are scalar, the contents of which can bring lots of trouble to the owner of the aquarium. The fact is that up to a certain age the female angelfish differs little from the male, so he settled in a tank a pair or several pairs of these cichlids, it's easy to make mistakes in sex determination. When reaching the fish puberty they will begin to "privatise", angelfish, remaining without a partner, can be attacked by their more fortunate neighbors in the aquarium. As for breeding angelfish, the contents of this form should not be very difficult.
As has been described above, adult fish mate on their own. If the owner of the aquarium are serious about breeding angelfish, content-producing fish has to be one of its main concerns. The water temperature in the aquarium should range from 28 to 30 degrees, and the basis of the diet should do a live feed. However, fish should not overeat, because in the future it will have a negative impact on the calf. Some aquarists transplanted the resulting pairs to a separate aquarium so they were able to do throwing and fertilization of the eggs.