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Description of the aquarium:
Community tanks
Tank size:
120 x 40 x 50 = 240 liters ~ 63 gallons (us)
Specific features:
Nitrate filter plant (ion exchanger Lewatit M600).
Three liters of resin are passed through at a rate of 0.2 l / min with aquarium water.
Aquarium decoration:
Kies 1.5 - 2.5 mm

The dwarf Speerblatt (Anubias barteri var. Nana) is a marsh plant from the family of aroids (Araceae). It plays a role in hunting.

The dwarf Speerblatt is to long, about one centimeter thick rhizomes creeping growing, perennial herbaceous plant. The stems of the plant are three to eight centimeters long and are up to 3 mm wide. They include the rhizome and are about 1 centimeter below the leaf base slightly to strongly bent. The leaf blades are ovate to broadly lanceolate narrow, heart-shaped; they are of dark green color and can grow up to 10 centimeters long and four centimeters wide. Particularly in older leaves of the leaf margin is slightly wavy. This is caused by the strongly formed on the underside of leaves secondary veins. For good growth conditions forms from the rhizome a five to 40 centimeters long inflorescence. The typical Arum spathe is wide open to maturity and returns offered. The white spadix is ​​about 1.5 centimeters long.

Area of ​​distribution and habitat:
This variety has its natural habitat in Cameroon. So far, she has only been found near the town of Limbe, where she grew up in a fast-flowing river. Currently, the only location is the river Limbé on the coast near the Mount Cameroon; there this variety grows almost entirely submerged, both for rainy and dry season. [1] [2]

Use in hunting:
The dwarf Speerblatt is widely offered commercially for the planting of aquariums. Since plants of this variety remain small and grow slowly, it is especially recommended for planting in the foreground. She has the reputation of being an undemanding and easy-care nature. It tolerates soft to hard water and requires a water temperature between 20 and 28 degrees Celsius. Weak to moderate light is sufficient. She gets along with minor amounts of carbon dioxide in the water; but grows best with an addition of up to 20 milligrams per liter of aquarium water.
The dwarf Speerblatt suitable for planting of roots and rocks on which it is fastened with a fishing line. You can also draw on a rear wall of rigid foam. When planting in the ground it should be ensured that the rhizome is above the gravel layer. Too deep set specimens grow only slightly. You can however also be kept floating in the aquarium and is therefore often used in breeding tanks, which have no ground.
The leaves are very hard; herbivorous fish and snails rarely lay hands on them. The plant is therefore particularly like to recommend for Cichlidenbecken. The dwarf Speerblatt grow well above water.

Bernd Greger: Plants in the freshwater aquarium. Birgit Schmettkamp Verlag, Bornheim 1998 ISBN 3-928819-16-X.
Christel Kasselmann: aquarium plants. Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart 1999, ISBN 3-8001-7454-5.
1. ↑ W. Crusio: A revision of Anubias Schott (Araceae). (Primitiae Africanae XII). In: Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen. 79, no. 14, 1979, p 1-48.
2. ↑ Crusio WE: The genus Anubias SCHOTT (Araceae). In: Aqua Planta. Special Issue, no. 1, 1987, pp 1-44.

(Source Wikimedia)


Eusteralis stellata

The nitrate levels should be between 5-20mg / l and phosphate levels at max. 2mg / l. Stable values ​​in the upper area lead to a lush green color of the leaves, to purple values ​​in the lower range or orange colored leaves. Good lighting, constant supply of CO2 and regular fertilization maintain the beauty and durability of the plant. With a lack of light the lower leaves wither, leading to little micronutrients and iron deficiency to yellow to white sheets. Change the water chemistry or the nutrient, cripple growth may be the result at the top.
As stem plant Pogostemon stellatus forms occasionally from side shoots. These are for aesthetic reasons or if they are too close mostly excised. The narrow leaves sitting as delicate whorls [...]
Lysimachia nummularia
Vallisneria gigantea
Echinodorus bolivianus
Echinodorus bolivianus
Eusteralis stellata
Lysimachia nummularia
Special features of the facility:
Marble stone
Aquarium equipment:
2 x 38 Watt T8 fluorescent tubes
Beleuchtungsziet 9:00 - 20:00 clock
Eheim prefilter, Eheim Thermo filter performance 1000 l / h
Performance slightly throttled.
Filter construction: Filterwatte, filter Pelen, filter chips.
Prefilter: Eheim filter cartridge.
Other equipment:
CO² system with night shut off
Nitrate filter plant (ion exchanger Lewatit M600).
Osmosis plant with 190 liters flow rate
Heating: Eheim Thermo Filter 210 watt auxiliary heater
to Temparaturabsenkung night.
Meine Technik
4 Corydoras sterbai

Sterba's Corydoras (Corydoras sterbai), also Orangeflossen-, Goldflossen- or yellow fin cory, is in Brazil, in the headwaters of the Rio Guaporé, Headquartered Panzerwelsart. Because of its attractive drawing it is often kept as ornamental fish in aquaria.
The with a total length of eight centimeters rather large catfish is compared to other Corydoras species relatively high backs. The head and back are of light to dark brown color and covered with yellowish points. For tail towards the body sides are streaked brown and yellowish. The belly is white to pink color. The implied by some trivial names fins coloring refers to the first ray of the pectoral fins, which is yellow to bright orange.
During the spawning season every five to seven days there is a pairing, are attached in each case only one or two strong adhesive eggs on the leaf undersides large-leaved aquatic plants. Within a spawning season produces a female about 30 eggs. The larvae hatch after about four days.

Günther Sterba: freshwater fish in the world. Weltbild, Augsburg 2002, ISBN 3-89350-991-7 (unchanged reprint of the Ulmer Publishing House 1990, ISBN 3-8001-7224-0).
Claus Schaefer, Torsten Schröer: The large encyclopedia of hunting. Ulmer, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 3-8001-7497-9.
Hans-Georg Evers: armored catfish. Ulmer, Stuttgart 1994, ISBN 3-8001-7286-0.

(Source Wikimedia)


Erythrostigma 8 Hyphessobrycon

Fully grown bleeding heart tetra gain a length of about six centimeters. The body shows a typical elongated diamond shape and is laterally very compressed. The fins are well developed, especially the anal fin. The dorsal fin shows the characteristic shape of an elongated crescent and is of reddish gray color. Base and tips are kept dark. The upper part of the body is gray-brown and is enlivened by reddish shades, while the belly is yellowish. The reflexes of the shed dress change depending on the light. In the middle of the body a bright red round time is visible.
The males are smaller, but more colorful than the females. They are also distinguished by their long extended dorsal and anal fins very well from the females. The coloring of the dress can vary according to mood of the fish.

Similar species:
Apart from the actual bleeding heart tetra, there are two similar types, which are in the hunting of importance: Socolofs bleeding heart tetra (Hyphessobrycon socolofi) and the Rufous bleeding heart tetra (Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus).
Rufous bleeding heart tetra (Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus)
While H. pyrrhonotus still very good by H. and H. socolofi erythrostigma, must be distinguished by a strong red stripe on the back, because this does not occur in the other, it is between H. and H. socolofi erythrostigma more difficult. Safest and most striking distinguishing feature is the white stripes in the anal fin which at H. erythrostigma is extended in the first two to three fin rays and here forms a hook, so similar to that of H. pyrrhonotus. H. socolofi remains smaller than the other two types.

Aquarium maintenance:
This beautiful and peaceful tetras should be kept in groups of at least ten animals.
A pool from 80 centimeters in length, water temperature 23-28 ° C and soft water with a pH in the range 5.5-7.5 should be provided. A dark substrate and filtering over peat, with an associated pH slightly acidic (under 7), make colors more intense.
Bleeding heart tetra are mostly staying in the middle water zone. But from there they also take trip to the upper and lower water zone. The group `fällt` case apart often - but closes at the latest in case of imminent danger, back together.
The hitherto rarely propagated in captivity animals prefer a varied diet of dry and live foods. Only the similar Socolofs bleeding heart tetra [...]
Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus
Corydoras sterbai (Quelle Wikimedia)
Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus (Quelle Wikimedia)
Paracheirodon axelrodi (Quelle Wikimedia)
Ancistrus sp. cf. temminckii (Quelle Wikimedia)
Water parameters:
Temperature 26.5 ° C
pH 6.75
KH 3 ° dH
GH 6 ° dH
0² 3-6 mg / l
CO² about 20 mg / l
NO³ 0 mg / l nitrate filter plant (ion exchanger Lewatit M600).
NO² 0 mg / l
Water change weekly 30%
Flakes, granulated feed, forage tablets cucumber, lettuce and live food (what is being offered by the Zoohfachhandel so).
Further information:
Stocking updated; Crossocheilus siamensis, and Melanotaenia affinis which can be seen on the main picture still is not part of the pelvis.

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