Cockerel - fighting fish
In nature, fish live in southeast Asia. In many of its parameters, the cockerel fish is unique, such as the presence of a labyrinth respiratory organ - allowing the cockerels to breathe atmospheric air.
The cockerel is not picky about the volume of the aquarium for maintenance. An adult for a full existence is enough 5 liters of water. Due to its picky nature, it is problematic to keep the fish with most popular aquarium fish species such as guppies, angelfish, aquarium shrimps, barbs. Peacefully, a cockerel will be able to coexist with Pecilia, the Neon Rainbow, Danio, Congo, and Bozia.
For food, the cockerel is not particularly demanding, it will be happy to eat dry food, dried seaweed, Daphnia, but the bloodworm will be a special delicacy for the rooster.
Breeding for the cockerel is a special process. Owing to its ardent nature, the cockerel will attack even a handbag planted to it, defending its territory. Why do you need to “introduce” the fish from the beginning, the male and the female are put in separate containers and placed side by side, so that the fish could see each other. After meeting, the female is planted in the male, where he begins to build a nest for the poor offspring.
Then fertilization occurs, after which the female must immediately be removed from the male. The male will violently defend the nest, during which he can even kill his companion. The males are very caring fathers, over the next days the male will carefully monitor the nest, collect the fallen eggs, and remove the spoiled ones. After the eggs are transformed into tadpoles, the cockerel should be planted. The father may not notice that the fry have already hatched, and will continue to drag them into the nest, thereby causing them harm.
- Initially, roosters were bred as fighting fish.
- In the old days in Japan, cockerel fights were fought, and often fights ended with the death of one and the fighters. If you bring a mirror to the aquarium, then the fish will attack its reflection, while dissolving all the fins and protruding the gill covers to make the head appear massive.