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Description of the aquarium:
Asia / Australia
Tank size:
120x40x50 = 240 liters ~ 63 gallons (us)
Specific features:
The basin runs 4 years, but it has been changed this summer on another wall in my room. Plants and gravel were previously taken out, but after 10 minutes they came back Umräumung underwater.

I fulfilled one of my dreams. I wanted earlier have Channa. I found the series ,, River Monster "caused me to get those fish. There (much larger copy) are presented as a killer. My Channa Bleheri are indeed only between 7-10 cm in size, but they swallow flies and crickets as little robber! :)
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Aquarium decoration:
Aquarium gravel 1-3 mm natural colors
Flat-leaf water screw

Flat-leaf water screw / Vallisneria spiralis

Vallisneria spiralis is a filigree background plant and the popular Vallisnerien Style. It is very adaptable and grows in almost all lighting and water conditions. The oblong, smooth leaves grow very quickly. It forms very fast runners, so that soon developed a nice group.

Origin: Europe, Southwest Asia
Height: up to 1 m
Width: 6 to 10 cm
Lighting conditions: average illuminance
Temperature: 18 to 28 ° C
Water hardness: medium to hard
PH: 5 to 10
Growth: about 2 month leaves
Simplicity: easy


Microsorum pteropus / Javafarn

The Java fern is also known as black salsify Fern a very undemanding water fern, very well cope with low light and should grow on a root or a rock. Until it has grown, it should be with a nylon cord fixed. If it is planted in the ground, the rhizome should not be covered because they rot otherwise. It can easily be multiplied by dividing the horizontal rootstock (rhizome). An undemanding plant that grows in all conditions. The black spots that form on the underside of the leaves are sporangia (reproductive organs) and not, as sometimes assumed a disease. Adaptive plants form with good care of himself at the blade tips. Beautiful plant for shrimp and for perch basins.

Country of origin: Asia
Height: 15-30 cm
Spread: 12-20 cm +
Lighting conditions: very low-large
Temperature: 18-30 ° C
Water hardness: very soft-hard
PH: 5 to 8
Growth: slowly
Simplicity: easy

Brown Water Goblet

Cryptocoryne wendtii Brown / Brown Water Goblet

Cryptocoryne wendtii Brown is an attractive vigorously brown variant of Cryptocoryne wendtii. The popular and yet decorative water goblet adapts very well in soft and hard water. In a partially shaded place, he grows optimally. The increasingly takes place by itself through numerous offshoots.

Country of origin: Sri Lanka
Height: 15 - 25 cm
Growth width: 10 - 15 cm
Lighting conditions: low - high
Temperature: 20 - 30 ° C
Water hardness: very soft - very hard
PH: 5.5 to 9
Growth: medium
Simplicity: easy

Madagascar Wasserähre
Madagascar Wasserähre / Aponogeton ulvaceus

Aponogeton ulvaceus from Madagascar is one of the most beautiful species of the genus Aponogeton. The twisted leaves are pale green, transparent and on the edge magnificently undulating. A single tuber can develop more than 40 sheets. During the main growth phase form a week 2 new leaves. It is therefore suitable as a beautiful solitary plant for large aquariums. It is relatively tolerant and thrives in soft and hard water, particularly when CO2 fertilization. There are many variations, some need a rest period in which the tuber forms no leaves. Propagation is via side shoots on the rhizome. It forms above the water level regularly beautiful white flowers.

Country of origin: Africa, Madagascar
Height: 30 - 50+ cm
Spread: 30 - 35 cm
Lighting conditions: medium-very high
Temperature: 20 - 27 ° C
Water hardness: very soft-hard
PH: 5.5 to 9
Growth: fast, week 2 new leaves
Simplicity: easy

Red Tiger Lotus
Nymphaea lotus var. Rubra / Red Tiger Lotus

The Tiger Lotus is a real eye catcher in every aquarium and requires no special care claims. As magnificent solitary plant it comes through its color contrast particularly well. The plant can be planted in the middle of the aquarium or in smaller pools in the background. It is recommended to remove the unwanted floating leaves, thus the plant remains in their juvenile stage. Lets you grow can be seen in the open aquarium the beautiful, fragrant bloom. A nutrient-rich [...]
Eine Blüte....mal gucken wie diese sich entwickelt
kleiner Channa Bleheri in den Pflanzen
Salvinia minima
Hornkraut gegen die Fadenalgen
Hornkraut gegen die Fadenalgen
Special features of the facility:
- 2 mangrove roots
- Oak and alder cones in the filter
- 1 cork tube
- 1 Palstikröhre
Aquarium equipment:
- 1 times Juwel High-Lite Day 54W T5 front (light is harsh and cold)
- 1 times Dennerle Tropical T5 54 W at the rear (light is bright and warm)

The lighting times go from 8: 00-13: 00 and from 16: 00-21: 00
Standard jewel internal filter with 2 fine sponges, 1 coarse sponge and filter wadding.
The pump capacity is 1000 l / h.
Juwel High-Lite Day T5 54 W
Ich habe eine Hälfte der Abdeckung entfernt, damit die warme Luft hinaus kann. Dadurch
5 Channa Bleheri

Channa bleherie comes from Assam, India. He needs during the winter months a cooler phase, between 16 and max. Should be 18 degrees, also a very economical feeding in this period is important.
For a permanently warm attitude these fish are not suitable, that should always be observed.

During the warmer months, from May to the end of September (depending on temperature), the fish are very good at keeping outdoors, you should only pay attention that can not jump out of the pond, the animals. If you abfischt the animals in the fall, they are colored much nicer than the animals that were kept in the aquarium all year.

Nutritionally rather smaller food animals such as insects, worms and shrimps, fish is rarely eaten, and the animals are of me not even offered.
Channa bleheri are open spawners, meaning they lay their eggs on the water surface. Channa bleheri was after its discoverer, Heiko Bleher, named.

There are absolutely great fish! Their behavior is very interesting. I hope that it will not take as long, until a pair has been found, as I would like to look after the brood accurate.

xx Melanoides tuberculata / Indian tower snail
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Wer guckt denn da?:D Er will noch ein Heimchen^^
In den Pflanzen
Auf der Lauer nach Fressen
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri
Wollte nur mal schnell die Temperatur in der Überwinterungsbox überprüfen. Dieser
Besatz im Aquarium Channa Bleheri Artenbecken
Channa Bleheri
Channa Bleheri (wurden gerade gefüttert)
Der Neue (wahrscheinlich ein Männchen), leider etwas größer als erwartet^^
Water parameters:
Temperature: 23-24 ° C
NO2: 0
NO3: 10 mg / l
pH: 6.8
KH: 6 ° dH
GH: 8 ° dH
Cl2: 0

Measured with Tetra test strips, except NO2. However, I will switch to droplets test, since they are more accurate!

Water change about 50% weekly.
Frozen Food:
- White, red and black mosquito larvae (rarely)

Live feed
- Crickets
- Rotwürmer
- Earthworms
- Bachflohkrebse
- Fly
- Sandpipers

Dried fodder:
- Bachflohkrebse
- Freshwater shrimp

The young are fed 5-6 days a week. Every day something else.
Further information:
New liquid fertilizer on test. 500ml Easy Life ProFito
10 ml per 100 liters of aquarium water. After each water change at the weekend I fertilizing it. Fertilizer tablets placed under the roots of the plants.

I would be very happy about comments. If you have suggestions for improvement, just tell me! ;)

Also I wanted to again thank Tommy Schöber for the fish! He has also created a really great site! http://www.schlangenkopffische.de/