Honey gum for your aquarium
Gurami honey - a mobile motley fish, characterized by endurance and peace-loving character. This is the smallest representative of his "clan", but the brightest. The habitats of gurus are Bangladesh and India.
These fish with an oval-shaped body flanking on their sides populate ponds and lakes, rivers and even flooded fields. They adore reservoirs with dense vegetation, with absent or slow flow, with soft water. The color of the males is brighter than the females.
The body of a male giraffe fish was colored by nature in yellow-brown hues, especially bright during spawning periods. At this time, their color becomes orange-red or brown-honey, which gave rise to the name of fish. A slanting and wide black-blue strip runs along the entire length of the body. The dorsal fin is bordered by a yellow band. Pelvic fin rays turn orange or red. Occurs in nature gurus of red color, this is the result of crossing colibia lyabiosis and honey gourami.
This peaceful babe is very timid. At the first signs of danger, he finds shelter in dense vegetation. It gets along well with other calm and small representatives of the water element. Most of the time honey gourami conducts in the upper and middle strata of water.
The aquarium is taken for 50 liters or more for two pairs of individuals. There must be a place where there are no live thickets. Soil is better to take dark, and light make weak. Fish goura breathe atmospheric air, so it should always be warm. To do this, the aquarium is covered with a lid. The presence of filtration, aeration, replacement of most of the water once a week - are mandatory. Temperature - from 22 to 28 degrees.
Gourami sizes are small, so they prefer to eat small moth, daphnia, dry mosquitoes and insect larvae. You can use flakes with herbal components as biological supplements.
Hurami honey: breeding
Propagating gourami is not easy, young individuals often get sick and become infected with parasites. For a couple to spawn enough for a small aquarium, liters at 10. But in a common aquarium spawning is possible. The fishes can be saved less, but for the female it is more useful. At the spawning site, there must be sufficient vegetation and fresh water. Floating seaweed (for example, duckweed) is mandatory. The male makes a nest and proceeds to spawn. Fecundity - 300 eggs, or even less. When everything is done, the female is removed from the aquarium.
About two days the male takes care of the eggs, then the fry appear. Now the male is also removed from the aquarium. The water level is left in the region of 5-10 cm and begins to feed the fry. Feeding infants make infusoria, you can give an egg yolk. After two weeks of life rotifers and nauplii of crustaceans are added to the diet. Sexual maturity in young fry occurs at the age of six months.
Hurami honey: Neighbors
A good neighborhood will be obtained with neon, tetrami, danio Khopra, debris, cardinals, guppies, glass catfishes, large shrimps, barbs, irises. As you can see, the aquarium will turn out to be very beautiful in terms of color and variety of species.