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Neon. These are small aquarian small fishes which meet different types and a color. They are quite picky, but require certain conditions relating to their maintenance and care. Otherwise, such aquatic inhabitants will be less active or their life expectancy will decrease significantly.
Neons are tiny fish that live in small flocks. Their main characteristics are:
- average length up to 3 centimeters;
- bright color;
- a band of saturated color passes through the whole body, for example, blue, red, black;
- fins are very short and almost invisible;
- females are significantly larger than males;
- more like spacious aquariums with subacid water;
- on average, they live from 2 to 2.5 years (with proper care);
- in food they are considered absolutely picky;
- can successfully multiply if certain conditions are created for this.
Such fish are very beautiful and do not belong to the aggressive representatives of the water world.
The most common types of neon are:
- Blue got the name because of the horizontal blue strip passing around the calf. Such representatives:
- under good conditions in the aquarium can live up to 3 years;
- get along well with other species (but not predatory). Note: It is believed that the blue species is the most highly adjustable among other neons.
Neons require proper care, otherwise such a fish will not survive or it will be highly susceptible to various diseases. There are no particular difficulties in this issue, the main thing is to clearly adhere to some recommendations:
Blue neon fish
Monitor the status of the aquarium:
- wash and change water regularly;
- install filters (internal and external) of small size;
- always maintain a temperature of 21 to 27 degrees Celsius, depending on the type of individual; Note: The ideal temperature is 22-24 degrees, especially for young neons.
- to drain water every day, up to a quarter of the total, and change it to clean;
- always maintain slightly acidic water (from 5.5 to 7 pH) and moderately hard.
Follow the rules for feeding:
In general, neon is suitable for food different feed: live, artificial, as well as frozen. The choice of how to feed such a fish remains with the owner of the aquarium, the main thing in this matter is to follow a few tips:
- acquire the smallest size of feed;
- constantly changing them to other species to ensure a variety of food;
- buy high-quality food and monitor its shelf life;
- give in the dosage that is required for a particular type of fish and taking into account their number in the aquarium.
Interesting fact: Neons are very fond of moths, it is recommended to occasionally purchase such a treat for them.
For a comfortable neon life requires certain conditions of detention. In this question the main thing:
Neon themselves do not pose any danger to other inhabitants.
Black neon fish
However, they can easily become prey for predatory species, therefore it is better that such individuals get along with them:
An interesting point: it is safe to plant the scalar to them, despite their large size, they are not aggressive and do not carry a danger to neons.
With reproduction, there may be some difficulties, because they need special water conditions for this. To make the neons progeny required:
- Provide a separate small aquarium in which:
- water is extremely soft from 5 to 6 pH;
- temperature is constantly maintained at 24-25 degrees;
- average volume should be from 8 to 10 liters for one pair; Note: two pairs will require a larger aquarium, preferably 20 liters.
- light is practically excluded; Tip: it is better to close all the walls with thick paper or cloth and place the aquarium in the most remote place from sunlight.
- abundantly put moss on the bottom, otherwise the female will have no place to lay eggs. Note: instead of moss nylon washcloth is great, but only the most voluminous.
It is important to exclude any filters at first, otherwise all fry will die.
Why do neon fish die
The causes of neon death can be different, most often this is the result of:
- Inadequate care conditions:
- if temperature conditions are not observed;
- no filters;
- regular water changes are not carried out;
- not the right approach to feeding;
- the water is too hard or, on the contrary, soft and so on.
Note: with plistophoresis, the band running along the body noticeably becomes paler, so if some fish began to experience such a change, then it is worth trying to save others by landing a sick individual in another aquarium.