Aquarium fish blue neon
Aquarium fish blue neon, one of the most common aquarium fish, like black neons , belonging to the family of tetras, and due to its small size and gorgeous bright color, rightly enjoys the love and appreciation hobbyists.
Aquarium fish blue neon, a bit of history and legends.
August the Work of French biologist and researcher for the first time found the Blue Neon in 1936 during an expedition to the headwaters of the Amazon. According to the legend, the fish told him an elderly Indian woman, who saved him from fever. She told that once upon a time in the sky came together in a furious battle two gods. The sky shook and roared for nine days and nine nights. Shards of the sun falling down, turning the pieces of gold, which they took white people. And at night the sky fell down the stars, turning the fish. They were called Sparks of God – so they sparkled and charmed. When Work woke up the next morning and saw this fish in a clay Cup, he was amazed and found it more expensive than gold, at the mention of which recently he had fire eyes. Now he felt only one desire: to take the fish home and show the world. But the drive was nothing, and he came to himself after his illness, poured resin cracks and crevices of expensive wooden boxes and they caught fish.
Long heavy adventure fish perezhili finally saw Paris. Work sent half of the fish imported into Germany, and there only were able to bring the first offspring. Because in Germany the chemical composition of the water was favourable for the breeding of unusual fish. In Moscow Blue Neon first appeared in 1946, thanks to a Soviet scientist-botanist Baranov P. A.
Charming and peaceful, this fish has gained high popularity day by day. Distinctive feature blue neon – blue stripe crossing the body, and a bright red stripe underneath, creating an impressive contrast to olive, or gray background. Thanks to the color the fish got its name.
Conditions blue neon.
This fish is very unpretentious, which certainly adds to her popularity. She is gregarious and thrives in a pack of six or seven fish due to their skittishness. In such conditions the colour revealed in full. In case of strong stress colors fish can be very dim. Blue neon gets along well with other inhabitants of the aquarium because of its peaceful disposition. But to settle next to it you can only fish the same size and without predatory habits on small fish because larger fish may take blue neon for food.
Blue neon requires warm water, and from 21 to 25-26 degrees, they can survive at higher temperatures, but such conditions greatly accelerate aging. But under good conditions they live 3 to 5 years. These fish are most advantageous look on a dark ground, and in low light. Their habitat is characterized by dense shade and less dense vegetation. Perfect decorative ruins at the bottom of the cave with stones or ceramic pots. Created habitat must be protected from direct exposure to sunlight. But don’t forget about space for swimming, as the fish need the movement, like any other creature. The water in the aquarium should be soft and slightly acidic. In case of default of this condition the fish can have serious problems with skin coverage, including death. It is recommended that the peat filter.
Blue neon unpretentious in food. Can eat both dry food and living. But prefer live. It is important that the food was small. The fish is quite small mouths. It is recommended to feed them a varied, healthy development and a brighter color.
These fish with care care well enough to cope with viral infection. However, the so-called “neon disease” is sometimes merciless to the inhabitants of the aquarium. Paint the fish gradually fade, and soon the disease leads to death. And the worst thing is it is not treated. But, care and proper condition of the aquarium most often avoid these and any other diseases in aquarium fish.
Reproduction features of blue neon.
Reproduction blue neon, however, is considered difficult. For breeding need special conditions, and ideally, a separate aquarium with a volume of 10 liters for one pair. Parameters of water in it – 1-2 dGH, and pH 5.0 — 6.0. Water temperature – 25 degrees. The side walls of the tank should be to obscure, to dim the lights. The top should also cover the aquarium, because during mating fish could jump out. Spawn the female will be better to postpone the moss, it is worth thinking about in advance. Prior to the mating of the two fishes as possible to feed live food and keep away from each other for several weeks.
The pairing of the fish begins early in the morning, so in the aquarium a couple should place on the night, pre-blocking any ingress of light into the aquarium. After mating, the fish are immediately transferred to another aquarium, as they tend to eat their own eggs. Then the water in the aquarium with the eggs should be drained, leaving inches maybe 10, and put in a dark, opaque place. Five days later the larva appears, and after another three days the fry will swim. Water should gradually be diluted more stringent. Feed fry very fine food. And also make sure that on the surface no water film was formed, otherwise, a small neon can suffocate.
In nature the blue neon live in dark water. Usually this river, slowly flowing through thick jungle. Under a thick layer of water sunlight penetrates a little, the bottom of the paws covered with branched roots and leaves. These fish feed on insects.