Apistogramma bitaeniata


Apistogramma bitaeniata
Banded Apistogramma
酋长短鲷
A small and generally peaceful dwarf cichlids which prefers to live in harems. The Males have been known to grow to 8cm and the females to 5cm, These are one of the easiest fish to tell males and females apart, Males are bigger, have longer more pointed dorsal, tail, anal and pectoral fins and typically have very colourful fins, with a silvery body which has a solid black line which runs horizontally. Females are normally smaller, with shorter fins and have a bright yellow body with broken horizontal black lines.

酋长短鲷,原产在秘鲁、玛瑙斯以及哥伦比亚境内的河流水系。卵生。酋长短鲷的繁殖有点麻烦,它们的产卵量通常在40~60粒左右,但受精卵孵化率很低,一直是困扰成功繁殖的问题关健。一般成鱼体长4~5公分。发育成熟的酋长短鲷雄鱼的鳃盖上分布有红色斑点,在体表沿侧线以上,背鳍以下的部位排列有胭脂色的纵带鳞片,显得格外触目酋长短鲷由Mr.Regan发现于1906年。野生的酋长短鲷生活在几公分厚层层残叶雨林中,所以,饲养酋长短鲷务必添加黑水处理水质,或在过滤系统中放置草泥丸当作过滤材料。 酋长短鲷发育成熟的酋长短鲷雄鱼的鳃盖上分布有红色斑点,在体表沿侧线以上,背鳍以下的部位排列有胭脂色的纵带鳞片,显得格外触目。此外,酋长短鲷雄鱼的尾鳍上下端开叉,各延伸出一部份鳍边,呈琴尾状。而背鳍端分布有近10条棘刺,完全伸展的时候,异常美丽而具有威严,宛如印第安酋长头戴的羽冠。相对来说,酋长短鲷的雌鱼和大多数短鲷一样,色泽偏黄而单调,就有点貌不惊人了。
 酋长短鲷的饲养很容易,注意平时保持亚硝酸盐浓度的水质,并且提供营养丰富的饵料就可以,当然,其他的水质和水温要求也是不可疏忽的。
 酋长短鲷的繁殖有点麻烦,它们的产卵量通常在40~60粒左右,但受精卵孵化率很低,一直是困扰成功繁殖的问题关健。。
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