1. 12 Melanotaenia praecox - Diamond Rainbow Fish (6M / 6W)
Other names are Dwarf Neon Rainbow fish or English
The name comes from the Latin Melanotaenia or Greek
Vocabulary and means black bandage or strips. It refers to the
frequently encountered in this family black stripes. The word
praecox refers to the fact that this type very early a high back
developed, as is typical for rainbow fish.
The region of origin of these fish is the river Mamberamo in West Papua on
the island of New Guinea.
Fish are 6cm tall, females stay somewhat smaller. The
Scales are silvery and have with appropriate lighting
a bright, light blue sheen. The sexes are easy to
differ: The males have a red, the smaller females
an orange-yellow fin edgings.
Melanotaenia praecox should not be kept in hard water. At
Temperatures of 23-27 ° Celsius and regular water changes they feel
Very impressive is the courtship behavior of the male, the other with aufgerecktem, red fin edgings hunt in the morning by the aquarium. It is always peaceful, mutual injuries do not occur.
Also striking is the shed dress praecox. Illuminated by the home lighting or partial sunlight reflect shed light silver blue or neon blue shimmer. The effect is particularly evident when the aquarium lighting is not yet booted.
2. 6 Pristella maxillary - (? /?) Pristella maxillaris
Other names are: water Goldfinch and X-ray tetra.
The pristella maxillaris is about 3.5 -4,5cm large and has a silver-colored
Body. Distinguishing features are anal and dorsal fin each yellow,
colored black and white are (order from inside to outside). Continue
there is a black humeral spot and the red tail fin.
Pristella maxillaris are very peaceful and are very easy to
socialize. At temperatures of 24-28 ° Celsius, pH values of
6-8 and a GH under 20 is the pristella maxillaris not very demanding in
Terms of water values.
The pristella maxillaris be a non-stocking.
3. 6 Caridina japonica - Amano shrimp (3M / 3W)
The spread of Caridina aquascaper and nature photographer T. Amano japonica
or Caridina multidentata called shrimp comes from Japan and is
about 5 cm in size, males slightly smaller. The larvae need the shrimp
a marine phase, ie the Amanogarnele can not readily in
Aquarium multiply. As algae eaters it is I think a little exceeded
estimates. Algal blooms can be personalized with the Amano shrimp not eliminate, this
should be carried out through appropriate measures.
The Amano shrimp are a non-stocking.
KH: 5 (a result of the soil-soil)
24 ° Celsius
New measurement (21:08:14):
Water change weekly currently 40-50%
The exchange of water is provided with Amtra Pro Nature Water Conditioner