Monthly Archives: April 2018
Many species have long, protruding rays in the front of the dorsal fin. Peaceful, calm fish. Kept in the thickets of plants at the bottom. Fish tank for apistogramma tools as well as for tetras. The temperature is 23-26 °C, the water is soft. In the aquarium should be enough shelters from flower pots or driftwood, in which the fish lay yellow or reddish eggs. The female takes care of the clutch, the male guards the nest. In large aquariums, the male can guard the clutches of several females. After 3-4 days, the larvae hatch, and after 5-6 days, becoming fry, they begin to swim and eat. Within 2-4 weeks, a flock of fry is taken care of by a female. A good pair can spawn several times with a month’s break. Spawning is stimulated by fresh water and an increase in temperature by 3-4 °C. Continue reading
A genus of the family aponogetonaceae. Aquatic rosette plants with underwater leaves and some species with floating. The leaves have long petioles, the leaf blades of the underwater leaves are thin, translucent. The shape and color of them makes aponogetons desirable plants in the collection. Most of them grow well in nutrient soil with clay additives. The light is bright. However, as in nature aquarium aponogeton in the winter months, stop growing, drop their leaves. Often there is only a tuber with a supply of nutrients. Inexperienced aquarists believe that something unusual is happening to plants, they begin to transplant them from place to place, and often throw them away. Instead, you should try not to disturb the plant, reduce the temperature by 5-10 °C. in the Spring, a. will resume its growth.
Propagated by a, exclusively seeds. It should be noted that many plants are cross-pollinated, so it is necessary to reproduce at least two bushes. Continue reading