Notobranchius Palmquista: description, content, breeding, photos, video.
Nothobranchius palmquisti. Habitat: in nature, Notobranchius Palmquist lives in water bodies of Kenya and Tanzania.
The notbranchius Palmquist has a moderately elongated and relatively tall body. The dorsal fin is located on the back half of the body. The tail is large, fan-shaped. The body of the male is painted in a bluish-green color. Each flake with a red border forms a net pattern on the body. Caudal fin bright red. Dorsal and anal - yellowish-green with reddish-brown dots. All her fins are colorless. Notch Branchius Palmquist in nature grows up to 8 cm in length, usually in the aquarium no more than 5 cm.
The male’s body is blue-green with a red mesh pattern formed by the colored edge of the scales. “A” and “D” are yellowish green with reddish-brown dots, “C” is red. The female is olive-gray, the fins are colorless.
Contain Notbranchius Palmquist possible both in the species and in the general aquarium from 40 cm longwith peat ground. In the aquarium, various shelters are needed, overgrown plants on the sides of the aquarium, floating plants, creating shady places and free space for swimming. The lighting is dim. Water parameters for the optimal content of Palmquist notobranchius: hardness 4-10 °, pH 6.5-7.0, temperature 20-230C. Strong filtration is required (likes clean water), aeration and weekly change of up to 25% of the water volume. Notkranchius Palmqvista is resistant to disease. Of the diseases, mycobacteriosis and oodinumosis are more often noted. It is not recommended to treat with preparations containing copper sulfate because of the sensitivity of fish. For the prevention of diseases, you can slightly add water at the rate of 1 g of salt per 1 liter.
Water temperature: 20-23
Habitat layers: middle, lower
Dimensions: Palmquist notobranius grows to 5-7 cm, more often to a smaller border
Habitat layer: prefers the middle and lower layer of the aquarium
Behavior:territorial, it is not advisable to contain more than 1 male, there will be constant aggression between them
Arrangement of the aquarium: 80-100 liters aquarium required, space needed for various shelters
Water Parameters: hardness 4-10 °, pH 6.5-7.0, temperature 20-23 ° C
Nutrition: Palmquist musician consumes live food
Breeding: A spawning aquarium of 10 liters (for 1 male and 2-3 females) and a water level of about 10 cm with a peat layer at the bottom up to 2.5 cm thick and a bush of small-leaved plants (for example, Javanese moss) is suitable for breeding the Palmquist notobranchius. Parameters of water for dilution: hardness (dH) 2-4 °, pH 6.0-6.5, temperature 23-25 0С. The producers are kept separately for 2-3 days, fed plentifully, then they are seated (the male is separate from the females), and after 1-2 days they are again placed in the spawning ground.
After several such plantings, peat and caviar are collected and laid for incubation in a glass jar for 7-10 weeks. After that, the eggs are poured with fresh water with dH and pH values for dilution, but with a temperature of 20 ° C. When storing eggs before the bay, you can check the readiness of the embryo. 2-3 eggs are selected from peat and a control is carried out using a magnifying glass. The bay is held at the silver eye stage. After hatching fry, they immediately begin to feed. Starting feed: ciliates, and after 2–3 days they give “live dust” and microworms, after a week - small cyclops. Palm fructus fingerlings grow very quickly, but unevenly, especially females are lagging behind in growth, so they must be sorted by size.
Note: not recommended for aquarium fish live only 1 year, harem type of fish