Labiosis: keeping, breeding, compatibility, nutrition
Comfortable water parameters for keeping: 24-28 ° C, dH 5-15 °, pH 6-7.5. Aeration, filtration and regular replacement of up to a third of the volume of water in the aquarium are necessary.
Homeland - p. Irrawaddy. Fish size: male up to 9 cm long, female up to 6 cm.
The body is relatively short, oval, strongly compressed laterally. Body color is reddish-brown with green-blue transverse stripes on its side.
Unpretentious fish. A couple of fish can be satisfied with a small aquarium.
Conditions of detention
It is better to keep Lyabiosis in aquarium conditions with a small flock. Comfortable conditions for one pair of fish is an aquarium of 40-50 liters. If you take a few pairs, then the size of the aquarium should be slightly larger. In the natural environment, the fish lives in dense vegetation, snags and shelters. She needs to create such an atmosphere in the fish house for maximum comfort.
As for the parameters of water, then Lyabiosis is not very demanding for them. Experienced aquarists, however, are advised to keep the fish at a water temperature of 24-28 degrees, hardness of up to 14 percent and an acidity of 8 pH. This inhabitant of the aquarium loves the diffused light that is created with the help of floating plants. Dislike for the bright lighting of Lyabiosa is explained by her timidity. Therefore, it often hides in the thickets of aquarium plants, avoiding light as an irritant.
It should be noted that this type of aquarium fish in feeding is completely unpretentious. They are happy to eat any live food. You can feed them with dry food, and vegetable in the form of scalded greens, lettuce. That is, you can combine any type of feed for Labiosis. Their variety will only benefit the fish. As for the combination of these fish with other species in the aquarium, it is recommended to keep them with the same peace-loving and calm fish, similar in size.
In Lyabiosis, the body is slightly elongated and compressed on the sides. The body shape is oval. The eyes are large, and the small mouth is adorned with thick lips, slightly elongated. The ventral fins are threadlike. Males are colored in a bluish-green hue, and chest and abdomen are blue-green. When excited, the belly becomes dark purple. On the body of the fish you will also notice transverse stripes of various shades. A barely noticeable line stretched from the head to the caudal fin of the fish. There is a red border on the dorsal fin.
Unpaired fins are painted in olive color. The female is painted in calmer tones, the line along the body is pronounced, and the dorsal fin at the end is slightly rounded, the anal fin is red and the ventral fin is either blue or colorless. In males, the dorsal fin is pointed at the end and often reaches the middle of the tail. The ventral fins are red and the anal fin has a blue tint. During spawning, males become darker. The maximum size of captivity in captivity in males is 8 centimeters, in females 6.
Lyabiosis becomes sexually mature at the age of 8-9 months. For breeding, you need to acquire a spawning fish from the account of 10 liters per fish. Soil is not required and the water level should be within 10-15 centimeters. Aquarium water should have the same parameters as in a general aquarium. Especially the fish loves grass with small carved leaves (such as kabomba and hornwort). Do not forget about floating plants for spawning.
After the producers are planted to spawn, it is necessary to dim the lighting in the aquarium, and increase the water temperature to 28 degrees and add 1/3 of distilled water. Its rigidity should be within 4-15 degrees. Males lyabiosis, like gurams, build foam nests on the surface of the water. Basically, they hide nests under the leaves of plants or between them. If spawning still occurs in a common aquarium, the male will chase everyone from the nest. If the female is not ready for spawning, then it must be changed to another, since the aggressiveness and persistence of the male can destroy the fish.
Therefore, it is better to select several females for spawning so that the male’s attention is not riveted to one fish. The female spawns caviar in portions, at a time it can sweep from 150 to 600. Caviar immediately begins to rise to the surface, and a caring dad collects it in a nest. After spawning, the female is sent out of the aquarium, as the male will constantly chase her. The incubation period of eggs takes no more than a day. After 4 days, the fry will swim and eat on their own.
After this, the male also needs to be jailed. Since the larvae are very tiny, then the food should be appropriate (rotifers, ciliates and live dust). Since fry do not grow evenly and can be eaten by smaller relatives, they must be constantly sorted and transplanted. Young animals should not be moved to a common aquarium until 2 months of age, while their size does not equal other fish.