For any aquarist breeding fish breeding fish at home is one of the most interesting processes.
This requires a responsible approach, and is directly related to the types of fish in your tank, since they all require different conditions.
Features breeding live beetles
The viviparous fishes are the most unpretentious in content and breeding, since they have a high survivability and adaptability.
Since the fertilization of eggs occurs inside the females, they produce the already formed fry. It means that immediately it is necessary to create conditions for their good nutrition and temperature. They are caught and kept away from adults at a water temperature of 20 to 24 degrees ° C.
Among the viviparous fish most often in the home aquarium you can find the following:
There are a number of features that all aquarists should be aware of who are interested in the maintenance and reproduction of aquarium fish. The female’s abdomen acquires a rectangular shape approximately 3 days before the intended birth. There is a term “pregnancy spot”. it can be traced near the anal fin in viviparous fish.
Eggs develop in the body of mother fish from 30 to 50 days, and the number of fry can be radically different in different species of fish. If you are breeding viviparous fish, then for good nutrition of the future fry you need to stock up on small daphnia and cyclops, and also the young Artemia.
How to breed angelfish and other friable fish
Another popular group of aquarium fishes are shortbreads. Before spawning, they are also recommended to be placed in a separate spawning ground, in which warmer water and longer daylight hours.
Breeding aquarium fish at home can take from half a day to several months. So much time lasts the so-called incubation period, during which the larvae of fish from the deposited eggs may appear.
After a few days, the larvae become full fry that require independent feeding. The very first weeks of life of the offspring will require the aquarist to stock up on living dust, rotifers, Artemia, and infusoria.
The content and breeding of fish in an aquarium of this type is characterized by several features:
- Eggs are deposited in special nests in the form of bubbles on the foliage of plants or stones;
- fish can secure eggs even on their own skin;
- calf-fishes can hold eggs in their own mouths. in this way they protect them from dangers;
- Eggs can be scattered or scattered among the plants and stones of the aquarium.
Among the most common representatives of this type of fish can be called the scalar, gourami, barbs, macropods and catfish.
Stimulate mating fish
- a couple of weeks before the upcoming spawning of fish, you need to provide a large number of live food
- the aquarium should be fresh, oxygen-enriched water;
- In order to accelerate the maturation of sexual products in fish, it is advisable to increase the water temperature by 2-3 degrees.
We control the number of offspring
In order to reduce the risk of the emergence of genetic diseases, make sure that there is no mating between brother and sister among your wards.
Most often, the offspring of them will be weak and painful. To control the reproduction of the live beetles, males and females are recommended to be kept in different containers. General aquarium is used only during the direct mating period.
After the birth of the young, females are traditionally taken to devour their offspring. To prevent this, limiter nets can be set to allow only fry to be missed.
Another interesting solution will be a special box, equipped with slots. Through them, the fry can independently get out of an adult aquarium into the one that is intended for their maintenance.
The easiest way is to densely plant your aquarium with grass. In it the fry can move without difficulties, while the space of the female will be limited.