Mollies. Reproduction in the aquarium
Molliesia belongs to the family of Peciliev. The habitat of these fish is great. In nature there is a Molliness, whose species live both in fresh and salty sea waters. Among themselves, they have obvious differences. In fish derived artificially, most often black color of scales predominates. Breeders of this species call them black Molly.
Molliesia, the reproduction of which occurs innatural conditions, differs in the following types: Sphinopes, Latipinn, or "red leopard", and Velifer. They dwell mainly in the waters of Florida, Texas, Virginia and Carolina. Molliesia (species of the Wylifer and Sfenops) is also found in the waters of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. In addition, it is found in the aquatic environment of Colombia. All kinds of Mollies are related to the family of viviparous.
Molliesia, the reproduction of which occurs inartificial environment, added to its family several new species. This is the recently derived Molliesia Witch and Scarf. The first inherited an elongated, as if carved, tail, and the scarf has an elongated dorsal fin.
It should be noted that the size of this fish varies from 6 to 18 cm, and the shape of the anal fin determines its sex.
Molliesia, the content of which requirescertain conditions and skills, is able to decorate any home aquarium. The main thing is that its dimensions are large. Otherwise, you will not be able to get a healthy offspring. First, a pair of adults requires a water content of at least 6 liters for normal maintenance. Secondly, the water must be necessarily clean, free from impurities enriched in oxygen. Every week, it is necessary to replace ¼ of the aquarium water.
Illuminated, open spaces should coexist withdense thickets, stony areas. You can use for snares and various kinds of snags, decorative jugs, castle ruins, marble. Many similar ornaments for aquariums are offered in specialized shops. Molliesia likes hiding, but most of the time spends in the upper and middle water layers, which will allow you to freely observe her life. It is good to dissolve sea water or salt in the water. 3 grams per liter is a permissible amount.
So, you have Mollies. Its content requires correct temperature conditions. These are thermophilic fishes. Water should not be below 25-30 degrees. If it is below these values, then the fish change their behavior. Fins cling to the body, slowing their movement. They can lie on the bottom or vibrate in place.
The correct content of molliesia suggests a varied diet with vegetable additives. The omnivorousness of Molynesia allows it to be fed with vegetable, live or dry food.
Mollies: Reproduction. At the age of 1 year, the pubescence of puberty begins. Pregnant female is easily distinguished from the male by the impressive size of the abdomen. For one litter the female gives about 60 fry. The very intrauterine development occurs within a month - one and a half. The Malek of Mollies, as well as the adult, is very sensitive to contaminated water. Therefore, the water in the aquarium with young offspring will need to be changed much more often, filtered and aerated, not forgetting to add salt to the fresh water. All these measures will contribute to strengthening the immunity of aquarium pets.
Molliesia, the reproduction of which you wanthold in a separate aquarium, should be transferred to a new location very carefully. Extract the female using the net. Try not to injure her, because there is a high probability of premature birth, which will lead to the death of the offspring or the female itself. In the new location all the conditions described above must be observed. The initial nutrition of the young can begin with artemia, zooplankton, Cyclops nauplius.