Somik corridor panda: content, description, care, spawning, photo, video
Somik Panda got its name for its similarity in color with the famous giant panda. The corridor of the panda has a light or slightly pink body with three black spots. One begins on the head and surrounds the eyes, it is this similarity that gave the cat name. The second is on the dorsal fin, and the third is located near the caudal fin. Like other representatives of the genus corridor, the panda has three pairs of mustaches.
Adult individuals reach a size of 5.5 cm, females are much larger than males and more rounded. There is a veil catfish panda, differing only in the length of the fins.
Character and compatibility Somika Panda
These are very sociable and peaceful creatures. They begin to show activity in the late afternoon, and spend time in shelters during the day or lie on stones. They prefer to live in flocks and even move around the aquarium in groups. They should be started at the same time at least 3-4 pieces, and if the place allows, it is better to immediately 10-15.
Pandas are very accommodating. There are known cases of interspecific "friendship" of these catfishes with bots of clowns.
They themselves will not offend anyone, but other inhabitants of the aquarium can be dangerous for them. You should not populate them with large aggressive fish, which will begin to consider corridors as prey.
- The idea of living together with Sumatran barbs is also bad, they cut off fins for these catfish.
- But a good neighborhood can turn out with tetras, zebrafish, parsing, other types of corridors.
- You can settle with large, but peaceful fish.
The main thing is that the neighbors do no harm and prefer cool water (about 22 ° C).
How to contain catfish panda?
Somik Panda is a very beautiful fish, and it will be especially nice to watch it on long winter evenings, sipping, for example, a dirty martini cocktail. But, in view of the fact that the fish populates rivers with a calm course, saturated with a large amount of oxygen, soil from gravel and fine sand, it is necessary to create appropriate conditions for its maintenance in the aquarium.
It is worth worrying about providing the aquarium with clean water with such parameters: water temperature should be about 22 degrees, slightly acidified or neutral water, regularly filter and replace the water. Some fish are already adapted to our conditions, and therefore are able to live at a higher water temperature.
As for the soil, it should be medium-sized and soft, it can be sand or gravel. It is important to fill the aquarium with plants that will create an abundant shadow. In this case, it is better to forget about caves and snags.
Somik Panda is unpretentious in feeding. What falls into the possession of the aquarium, then eat. If there are a large number of fish in the aquarium, then you should make sure that a large amount of feed falls to the bottom. The best option would be pills for catfish. Pandas like this dish, especially since it helps them to stick to a complete diet. But it will also be useful to add frozen fatty foods. They also prefer bloodworms, daphnia, brine shrimp.
This type of fish is more active at night, and therefore it is best to feed at sunset or in the dark.
As already mentioned, the female panda corridor is somewhat larger and rounder than the male. If you look at the female from above, it will be wider. Males are smaller, and many times shorter than females.
The process of breeding catfish pandas is a complex process. But quite real. To do this, you need to worry about the spawning planted with plants with small leaves, for example, the ideal version of Javanese moss. It is in its leaves that a pair of corridors will lay precious caviar. It is necessary to feed the producer fish with bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, live food. To spawn spawned, as it should, you need to monitor the partial change of water, adding colder. This is due to the fact that in the natural environment spawning begins to grow during the rainy season.