macropodus opercularis .
Synonym (S) or Name (S) common (S):macropodus opercularis (sci), Paradise fish (ang), fish paradise (FRA)…
Maximum size:8 to 10 for the male and its female.
Life expectancy: 8 years
Origin:Asia. China, basin of Yangtsé and the island of hainan. South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan old name the island of Formosa. Japan and RiuKu islands.
Zone of life: superior and intermediary.
Temperature and pH: Min: 16° max: 25° pH: 6 to 8,0 (GH: 5 to 20)
Description:Very beautiful fish with the lengthened and high body, with large fins. The tail is very lengthened and forms an arc. Its dress is composed of red and blue vertical stripes as well as spots dark blue on the top of the head. Moreover its covers presents a dark task.
Nutrition:Omnivore. Small towards, spangles, daphnids and artémias.
Food of the larvae:The larvae reach very quickly from the stage infusoire the stage nauplies of artémias.
Behavior: The Pacific with species of good size but territorial. not more than one male if not becomes aggressive.Like his/her cousin the White beet splendens (combatant) its aggressive, prohibited behavior with two males to cohabit on the same territory without fighting until death. At the time of a combat, the protagonists bite the mouth and vigorously stir up in order to wound their adversary.
Dimorphism:Larger male and more coloured
Reproduction:Very easy, the male preferably builds a nest of bubble under a broad sheet. The male forces its natural colors and becomes superb then. After some interlacings with the female 5000 eggs are laid. The male will then jealously keep the nest, after the blossoming; occupying itself to carry out its small, inlassablement this moment, any intruder, even the female is gotten rid of with strength.
Bonds of the forum on the reproduction of fish:
The Council for the aquarist:Minimum volume of the aquarium: 80 L. attention possible it little to eat and tracked small fish
The Council for the fisherman:
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