A glittering beauty is an apistogram of ramirezi and its contents in a home aquarium
The apistogram of ramirezi due to its elegantcalf and beautiful fins can become a real decoration of the aquarium. It is not difficult to take care of this fish, therefore it can settle even among those who have never had such experience before. A peace-loving fish, sparkling like a golden coin, gets along very well with its neighbors and does not harm aquarium plants.
Before entering the aquariums, an aphistogram of ramirezilived exclusively in the reservoirs of the Orinoco River Basin. A little later, she got to Indonesia and South-East Asia, where she got quite well. Today, experts have learned to grow it in captivity, which allows these beautiful fish to fall on the shelves of almost all pet stores.
A small verbal portrait
The fish has a length of up to 7 cm. Her body is elongated, with a large head. Color yellow with golden tint. On the head and sides there are several large black spots. The fins of her are translucent, gentle-peach color with a red border. The first rays of the dorsal fin are coal-black, sticking upward.
The Ramirezi apistogram, which is a female, has a more saturated color. On the breast of her flaunts a red speck. The black fin rays of the male are usually longer and lush.
Ramisti's epistogram: content and care
The temperature mode is preferred within22-26 degrees. It is necessary to have a fine-grained soil, driftwood, spreading plants. And still remember that the apistogram of Ramirez very much does not like the replacement of water, therefore, water can only be changed in very small portions. Otherwise, fish can get sick.
Ramirezi's epistogram: compatibility with other inhabitants
These fish like to keep in the middle and lowerlayers of water space, so the most suitable for them neighbors are the fish from the upper layers. But this condition is not necessary, the main thing is that the cohabitants of the apistograms are not fighters. In one aquarium with them, you can settle zebrafish, anemia, ancistrus, pecilia and mollies, gourami.
Breeding in an aquarium
It is advisable to purchase several specimens of fish,so that they can form pairs. At this time among the fish possible non-dangerous symbolic skirmishes. Those who did not find a pair, from the aquarium should be removed. It is desirable to plant future parents in spawning grounds, but not necessarily. In order for spawning to begin, the couple needs the following conditions:
- shaded cave.
- Raise the water temperature.
- Replacing a third of the water with fresh (soft) water.
The female lays about 120-200 eggs, and the maleimpregnates them. Both parents have their responsibilities in caring for the offspring. Babies hatch in 4-6 days, and a week later they will begin to swim a flock under the protection of their parents. An interesting feature that has only an apistogram of ramirezi: the father and mother "graze" the fry, driving them into a flock and bringing them to the ground in case of danger. Experienced aquarists believe that kids recognize their parents visually, focusing on specks.
The oral apparatus of the fish is arranged so that it cangrab and freely floating food, and fell to the bottom. Feed apistograms can be any live food, as well as substitutes. An important detail: do not treat young parents with daphnia, as they take it for their baby and try to educate.