Acantophthalmus Kul is a species of fish belonging to the family loach. They are distinguished by a serpentine body, slightly flattened laterally.
The head is small, the eyes are covered with a transparent skin that performs a protective function, under each there is a small forked spike.
The mouth gap is in the lower part of the head, the pharyngeal teeth. Coloring: dark tones are replaced by bright vertical stripes.
Since the fish are most mobile in the dark, it is better to feed them closer to the night. The diet should contain live food (carriage, bloodworm, daphnia, tubule), as well as plant foods (at least 20%).
Maintenance and care
The fish is kept in a closed aquarium, its minimum size is 50 liters. Water should meet the following parameters: t from 22 to 30 degrees, pH 5.5-7.2. The bottom is covered with fine gravel or sand. Necessarily the presence of living plants, stones and snags. Lighting is soft, diffuse.
When breeding fish, the hormonal drug choriogonin is used. After its introduction, spawning begins on the next day. Caviar is light green, sticky, most often it goes to the bottom and sticks to plants. To prevent its eating, males and females are transplanted to another aquarium after spawning.