Girardinus description content breeding compatibility photo.
In the color of the fish there can be two subspecies: single-spotted girardinus, which has a golden shape; black velvet girardinus, which is more common in aquariums. The body coloration of this variant is grayish-yellow, and against the general background there are velvet-black spots that merge into larger spots with age, which is more noticeable in males. Abdomen silvery with violet inclusions. Based on yellowish fins with black dots. The body length of the female is up to 6.5 cm, the male is up to 3.5 cm. The male has a long gonopodia.
Girardinus are mine, schooling fish, unpretentious to the conditions of detention. Contain andx can be in a general aquarium with the same peaceful fish, as well as in a species aquarium with a volume of 10 liters or more, with thickets of plants, free space for swimming, sunlight, aeration and regular replacement of part of the water with fresh. You need to feed the fish with small live food, and they will not refuse vegetable and dry food.
Girardinus is a viviparous aquarium fish with a productivity of up to 80 fry, but more often up to 30 fry. The mark of fry lasts up to 3 days. The aquarium for spawning should be well planted with plants. Adult individuals do not touch offspring. You need to feed the fry with small live food (small nauplii of brine shrimp, micromin). With proper nutrition, the growth of fry is fast, and in order to avoid early spawning, sorting by sex is desirable.
Girardinus puberty occurs in 3-4 months.
Brilliant Girardinus consumes any living (daphnia, cyclops, bloodworm) and vegetable feed. For males, bloodworms should be cut into pieces so that they would not choke, swallow, or die when swallowed. Fish gladly uses small algae and spends a lot of time, digging around in the greenery.
The male brilliant girardinus has a more elongated body and there is a long mobile genopodia (genital organ). The female is larger than the male.
|fish color||spotted, silver|
|compatibility with other inhabitants||with small peaceful fish|
|fish length||from 5 to 10 cm|
|water temperature||approximately 20C|
|habitat water layer||in the middle layers, in the upper layer|
|bottom type||fine pebbles, coarse sand|
|kind of aquarium||closed type|
|aquarium capacity||less than 20 liters|