Princess of burundi
An elegant inhabitant of the aquarium of the Cichlidae family was brought from Africa, where she lives in Lake Tanganyika.
The color of the fish is grayish-beige, on each scales and fins there are small brick spots, on the gill covers, a black broken line is drawn from the eyes, a yellow spot above it. The tail fin of the Princess is lyre-shaped.
Burundi's peculiarity is strongly elongated fin tips. The fins of the fish are transparent, bordered by a light blue stripe. In the aquarium, the fish grows to 6-8 cm.
The Princess Burundi fish feeds predominantly on live food, it is also possible to feed specialized dry food.
Maintenance and care
The content of the fish is quite unpretentious. The princess feels great at a water temperature of 24-28 ° C, pH 7.0-8.4, hardness 8-20 °. Fish need aeration, filtration, as well as a weekly replacement of the fourth part of the aquarium water with fresh, well-maintained.
Princess Burundi is a fish with a complex behavior, which is interesting to watch, especially during spawning and care for offspring. Puberty occurs in 8-10 months. The male can spawn with one female as well as create a harem of 2-3. Raising the temperature in the aquarium to 28 ° C will serve as an impetus for the start of spawning. The female uses for spawning the inner surface of the shelter or a flat stone. The eggs ripen for about 3 days. After 6-8 days, the fry begin to swim and eat on their own. Small artemia, rotifers, live cyclops can serve as food for fry.