Parsing measure: description, content, photo, video, breeding, feeding.
Rasbor Merah, scientific name Boraras merah, belongs to the Cyprinidae family. The name indicates the main color of this fish. Measures from Indonesian means "red." It is one of the smallest aquarium fish, easy to maintain and compatible with other species of comparable size. It can be recommended for beginner aquarists.
Rasbor mera (Boraras merah) is a small aquarium fish native to the islands of Sumatra, Singapore and Malacca. It prefers ponds with slightly acidic soft water, in forests and a large number of underwater vegetation.
The parsing measure is a small nano-fish up to 2.5 cm in size, although it rarely rarely exceeds 2 cm in an aquarium, while the body height from the abdomen to the back is not more than 4 mm. Caudal peduncle narrow with two-lobed fin, eyes large, mouth of the final type. First of all, the measure attracts with its unusual color, the back of the fish has a light brown color, the abdomen is translucent, the side line is orange with a dark spot, pink marks are present on the gill covers. Transparent fins with pink and black framing. Males, unlike females, have a more slender body and their color can be bright red especially during the spawning season, because of this feature, fish are often confused with a similar appearance, brigitte analysis, even the name “merah” in Indonesian means “red”. In turn, the females analyzes the measures, it is very similar to the strawberry analysis, inexperienced aquarists quite often confuse all these species with each other.
- The volume of the aquarium is from 40 liters.
- Temperature - 20–28 ° C
- PH value - 4.0–6.5
- Water hardness - soft (1–5 dGH)
- Type of substrate - any
- Lighting - dim
- Brackish water - no
- Water movement is weak
- The size of the fish is 1.5–2 cm.
- Food - any feed
- Temperament - Peaceful
- The content in the group of 8-10 individuals
The parsing measure is contained exclusively in flocks of 10 or more fish; lonely individuals may die from depression. As neighbors, other types of micro-analysis, as well as small shrimps, are suitable. Fish likes moderate lighting, calm water and sandy soil with a peat layer. In the center of the aquarium, it is best to place snag, surrounded by several bushes of broad-leaved plants. Filtration and aeration daily for 7-9 hours a day, while it is advisable not to create a strong flow of water in the aquarium. Water is changed once a week, 20% - 30% of the total volume. The properties of water have the following indicators: temperature from 20 to 28 degrees, hardness dH 4 - 10, acidity pH 4.0 - 6.5. The size of the aquarium for this type of analysis is selected with a calculation of 2 liters of water per adult.
The fish, due to its small size, can only eat small feeds. Living and frozen ciliates, cyclops and daphnia are ideal. Herbal supplements are required. Dry feeds are best avoided. Do not forget that the fish is very small and easy to overfeed, so give it small portions.
Behavior and Compatibility
A peaceful school of flocks, can complement a community of other similar miniature species. Avoid combining with large neighbors, which pose a potential danger to such small fish.
Keeping a group of at least 8–10 individuals, with a smaller number of cases. The cases will become fearful and will probably hide most of the time in shelters.
Under favorable conditions and in the presence of sexually mature males and females, spawning occurs quite often. Fish scatter a lot of eggs, which sink to the bottom and from that moment become left to their own devices. Parental care is missing. Moreover, the newly-born “parents” can eat their own caviar. Therefore, in a general aquarium, fry rarely grow to adulthood.
If you plan to save the entire brood (or part of it), then it is worthwhile to prepare in advance a separate tank (10-15 liters) with identical water conditions. This peculiar spawning aquarium is equipped with a simple airlift filter with a sponge, a heater and a lighting system. A few shade-loving plants or ferns are quite sufficient as decoration.
After spawning, the eggs are carefully placed in a hotel aquarium. The incubation period lasts about the spirit of the days. After another day, the fry begin to swim freely in search of food. The main problem at this stage is feeding. For tiny juveniles, appropriate food is needed, the ciliates are ideal, or specialized powdered food. As you grow older, your diet can be diluted with Artemia nauplii.