Why does the water in the aquarium turn green
One of the most common problems associated with the care of the aquarium — changing the color of the water. Although greening does not bring tangible harm to plants and…

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How to wash an aquarium
Many, before you buy an aquarium, do not even think about how it should be properly cared for, cleaned and maintained. Some believe that occasionally changing the water and cleaning…

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How often and correctly to wash the aquarium
The main responsibility for the health of fish in the aquarium is water. It is their habitat, and its quality can significantly affect the life of any living creatures in…

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Acanthophthalmus

Body remnevidnye, a length of about 8 cm At the mouth 3-4 pairs of whiskers. The fins are rounded, the caudal fin is not cut. Two species are unicolored, the others have transverse dark stripes; very similar to each other. Females can be distinguished by the full abdomen, in which the greenish caviar is translucent.

Contain acanthophthalmus can only be in a densely planted aquarium with soft, slightly acidic water. Temperature 24-28 °C. Acanthophthalmus most of the day hiding in the bushes or under a stone, but in the evening and at night they are looking for at the bottom of the pipefish, small bloodworms and other food. Reproduce until only after hormonal injections. Before spawning, males and females are divided into two weeks and fed with live feed. Water is softened and replaced with fresh, with the addition of a decoction of peat or the drug ToruMin. The water temperature is raised.

Acanthophthalmus Kuhli Cuvier et Valenciennes, 1846)

Acanthophthalmus Culi

Habitat-South of Malacca Peninsula, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Java. Length up to 8 cm. Three pairs of whiskers. The anal fin begins slightly behind the dorsal fin. Across the yellowish or orange body-dark brown or black broad stripes. In the nominative species of these bands 15-20, in acanthophthalmus Sumatran (Acanthophthalmus kuhli sumatranus Fraser-Brunner, 1940) only 12-15. Abdomen light.

Acanthophthalmus myersi Harry, 1949)

Acanthophthalmus Myers

The habitat is Thailand. Length 8 cm. According to V. Clausewitz and A. Myers, it’s just a subspecies of Acanthophthalmus Kul. On the body 10-14 dark swathe of, so broad, that between them remain only the bright lines. The bases of the dorsal and caudal fins are black.

Acanthophthalmus paleobotany (Acanthophthalmus semicinetus Fraser-Brunner, 1940)

Acanthophthalmus semi-belted

The habitat is the Malacca Peninsula. Length up to 8 cm from the previous species differs only in that it has 12-16 dark brown or black transverse bands, tapering to the abdomen and reaching only slightly below the middle of the body. The individual bands is interrupted at the back light spots. For spawning, a couple or a female with several males are planted. During spawning fish rise to the surface and, intertwining bodies, squeeze out the eggs and milk. Caviar is well adapted to development in swampy, oxygen-poor water. It is small, but soon swells, increasing the area of the caviar shell through which oxygen penetrates. The specific gravity of the caviar is not much different from the specific gravity of water, and the caviar under the slightest current of water floats into the thickness. Development lasts about a day. Fry in the first days are fed rotifer and other micro-feeds.

Acanthophthalmus
Body remnevidnye, a length of about 8 cm At the mouth 3-4 pairs of whiskers. The fins are rounded, the caudal fin is not cut. Two species are unicolored, the…

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