Feeding environment of map fish
Mapfish is a relatively common tropical fish. They are large and move slowly. While their habits are not ferocious, their food intake is staggering. Experienced aquarists will also train map fish, even map fish that can recognize the owner, and some well-trained map fish will even jump from the aquarium to the surface to accept the bait in the owner's hands.
Shape features of map fish
The map fish is a very special ornamental fish, which can recognize the owner after being domesticated by the owner. Although the map fish is very fierce and will fight with other fish, it will protect other fish if it stays with other general species of fish for a long time. Raising map fish is a more interesting thing, so map fish is also widely known.
Mapfish are the largest of the tropical fish, growing up to 30 cm in captivity, and there are now several different species. The map fish is burly, broad and stout, with an oval body, a high body and a flat side, a fan-shaped caudal fin, and a large mouth. Mature map fishtail stalks have large black spots with red and yellow edges that look like eyes, which can be used as a protective color and a bait color, so that the prey can't distinguish between the front and the back and can't escape. Because of its darker body color, it is also known as black pigfish; the base of its caudal fin also has a middle black, surrounded by golden fin rays, consisting of short serrated fin spines, and the rear half consists of longer fin rays ; long pelvic fin acuminate; outer edge of caudal fin arcuate.
Although the color of map fish is monotonous, its shape is very unique and has unique ornamental value. At the same time, its meat is delicious and has edible value. According to reports, the map fish is very emotional after being kept in captivity. When people approach the aquarium, it will swim over to welcome them.
Map fish breeding environment
Map fish do not have high requirements for water quality. It belongs to the larger fish in tropical fish. Under artificial conditions, map fish can reach 30 cm. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a larger aquarium when feeding.
Mapfish are easy to raise and not difficult to breed, making them popular. It does not have strict requirements on water, and can live normally in weakly acidic, neutral and alkaline water, and the suitable water temperature is 22-26 degrees Celsius. The map fish looks clumsy, but in fact it swims very nimble, preys quickly, is greedy, and likes to eat live animal bait. mixed with other fish. When raising it at home, pay attention to its omnivorous nature. In addition to feeding some small fish, shrimp, and tadpoles, you can also feed some lean meat, etc., to avoid its single diet, not just fish and shrimp.
Due to the large size of the map fish, you must choose a larger aquarium when feeding, you can plant some aquatic plants, and change 1/5 of the new water each time. The color of map fish changes with age, light and shade are closely related to light, and sufficient light should be given when feeding. Mapfish is a bottom water fish with rapid growth and long lifespan. It can live for more than 10 years and can be described as a long-lived tropical fish.
Feeding points for map fish
Map fish do not have high requirements for water quality, but because map fish are very greedy, they need to pay attention to certain feeding methods when feeding. Scientific feeding can make map fish more beautiful and healthy.
The map fish eats a lot and has a strong excretion capacity, so it grows very fast, about 3cm a month. However, the amount of excrement discharged in this way will cause serious pollution to the water quality, so it is necessary to feed in sections, feeding less each time, and not being too full. When feeding at home, be aware of its omnivorous nature. In addition to feeding some small fish, shrimp, and tadpoles, you can also feed some lean meat, etc., to avoid its single diet, not just fish and shrimp
Map fish are very greedy and like to eat live animal bait. They are ferocious carnivorous fish that can eat earthworms, tadpoles, small fish and shrimp, so they should not be mixed with other fish.