All Phoenix fish – “Queen of aquariums”

Phoenix fish They are also considered queens in aquariums, because true to their name, those beautiful vibrant colors have left an unforgettable mark in the minds of professional breeders. Although it is not too difficult to breed, but they still need to have their breeding and care techniques, we will learn more together.

Phoenix fish

About Phoenix Fish

The phoenix fish, scientifically known as Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, belongs to the tilapia family. They are a species of fish naturally endemic to the Orinoco river basin, in the savannahs of Venezuela and Colombia in South America. With their unique beauty, today they are better known as aquarium fish. Through the process of breeding and cross-breeding they become more beautiful, more attractive.

The phoenix fish has a very beautiful color, especially they don’t have only one color, but the whole body has glittering rainbow colors and blue spots scattered throughout the body. The dorsal part is dark, fading towards the abdomen and has a dark line running from the back of the gill cover to the base of the tail. The fins at the end are all elongated. Caudal fin single lobe, pointed end, like a nice round fan.

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Especially in males, in front of the dorsal fin there are two long second and third hard rays. The most special feature of this fish is that under direct light, the color of the fish changes continuously according to the intensity of the light, giving the fish a more beautiful beauty than other fish. They have a length of about 5 cm, they live well at a temperature of 23-30 degrees Celsius

The phoenix fish can live in all layers of water, so it should be bred in a lake with a lot of aquatic plants with moderate light, which need a lot of water filtration and aeration, less fish infected by diseases. The fish are healthy if they are kept in clean and slightly sweet water (appropriate pH: 6.0 – 7.5) and the filter is operated regularly or changed periodically because the fish are very sensitive to the toxic nitrites produced by the feces , waste and remains.

What fish is the Phoenix fish bred with?

They are very active, swimming, gentle and above all they have the habit of living in pairs and are very suitable to keep with different species of fish.

Suitable fish species such as neon, fairy, clam, swordfish, mouse, plate, etc.

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What do phoenix fish eat?

Food for phoenix fish: Omnivorous fish favoring animals, food includes wireworms, turtle shells, crustaceans, small insects and pellets.

In any case, you should always feed the fish with a moderate amount to avoid excess food affecting the aquatic environment.

In the spawning season, it is necessary to equip additional substrates for the fish to hide, such as rocks, gravel, wood. A good fish culture environment will be very beautiful, when the sick fish are weak, they will darken or appear dark black stripes along the body, so you must monitor continuously for timely handling.

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Phoenix fish spawn

Pair of Phoenix fish, play with each other and lay eggs

Form of reproduction: Phoenix fish spawn in pairs, lay eggs on the prepared substrate, the parents take care of the eggs and fry them.

However, the parent phoenix prefers to eat its eggs and its eggs are very susceptible to bacterial and fungal attack and death. Therefore, when you take care of the spawning fish, you must be careful and take care carefully, and treat the water in the tank very clean.

For the fish to live in the best way, farmers must pay attention to the following requirements:

-A tank of any shape with a bottom area of ​​about 300 cm2 can also help Phuong Hoang fish pair and reproduce. Wash the tank well, spread a thin layer of small gravel (1 – 2cm is enough), pour water and wait for the water to settle. Even before collecting the fish, it is recommended to use dechlorinated water. Leave the water dry for about 3-4 days to evaporate the chlorine, then release the fish in the tank.

However, farmers should pay more attention to the area where the fish spawn. In this area, the water should be slightly more acidic and the water temperature should never be lower than 25 degrees Celsius.

-If the flow of water in the spawning area flows gently so as not to affect the eggs, at this time must limit the aeration.

-During the spawning period, the fish should not be fed frozen food and dry food should be fed worms.

The phoenix fish takes good care of the child

-After about 2-3 days, the parents will mate and conduct the mating, laying eggs. Depending on the age of the fish, it will determine how many eggs are produced, the number of eggs can vary from about 70-80 eggs to 300-400 eggs.

When the female fish spawns, the male phoenix usually stays behind to guard the eggs and protect its territory. After the eggs hatch, the fry can stay on the surface for about 5 to 7 days. Then the father fish begins to put the fry in the holes that have been dug in the bottom of the tank. The brood continues to swim with them to take care of the fry once they know how to swim. The father will swim with them and teach the fry to eat. In the early stages, the young usually eat only small worms and larvae. After a few days, it is advisable to separate the fry to the bottomless tanks, because this makes it easier to clean the tank. Usually, the number of surviving fry will account for a third of the original fish and they will start to color after about 90-100 days of age.

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