The idea behind the pool:
The pool is a small creek section dastellen on the water always runs on a escarpment down into a small pool. The water which runs slowly across the backplane is virtually no flow generate, since both the butterfly fish as well as the Killis not like this. The Buchholzis get floating plants and I want them of course possible to feed animals such as crickets and put small fruit flies in the thicket on the inside, where they then fall by itself on the water surface. Thus, the animals do not scare and it is similar in nature. The Killis have the area including fully for themselves and there are many hiding places built. Since the upper rear wall protrudes a little further arises additionally retreat.
The Microsynodontis require many hiding places, which are provided in the form of wood and foliage available Behavior:
The Buchholzis inhabit the surface and talk almost exclusively here. Only when frighten the animals they dive times from to hide. An animal is very jumpy un warps when opening the cover immediately in his dugout. The larger is much more relaxed. Overall, these animals are very quiet representatives, however, what the feeding concerns very specifically. I feed the animals individually mmit feed tweezers and this requires quite a bit of patience and calm so that everyone gets his share. However, one must not be afraid that the animals overeat when they are saturated they just ignore the food offered. When they strike, however, that goes within fractions of a second that has hardly touched the surface of the insect. Feeding behavior !!!
After the pool now runs some time I came to the conclusion that is not optimal, the socialization of Fundulopanchax gardneri and Pantodon bucholzi due to their feeding habits. The Bucholzis are unhurried calm animals that sometimes even look at some food in more detail before it is accepted, sometimes not. The Gardneris are the complete opposite. These animals eat as if there were ken tomorrow, both the quantity as well as on the speed and the Futterneid. In itself, this would be no problem but in this combination even crickets and Co will halt wolfed down. The animals eat broken up. I have, unfortunately, 2 animals received at these consequences and also to some other could be seen clear signs of fatty degeneration. Therefore, the move into a new Zuhasue Gardneris and either applies a quieter kind of the pelvis or there is a species tank for Bucholzis. Files
Water outlet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3VJHLA2l5E