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Chinese Bull-calf or ptereleotris zebra of

Chinese Bull-calf or ptereleotris zebra

Chinese Bull-calf or ptereleotris zebra (Pogonoculius zebra Fowler) - Small fishes of family of Ptereleotrisovy (Ptereleotridae) quite attractive by the look. One of pearls of our aquarium.

Ptereleotris the zebra has quite extended body. It is characterized by quite bright contrast color: the body of green color, with is gray - green and blue edges. On each side pink vertical strips are observed. Under eyes of the Bull-calf there is a black strip. A back fin with a black fringing.

Long belly fins are displaced forward, under chest, their bases are pulled strongly together. Chest fins almost transparent, unpainted, they are not increased, as at the majority of bychkovy. The types of ptereleotrisovy living on reeves. Are widespread in tropical and subtropical waters. These are generally sea fishes, but also fresh-water types meet. Inhabit coastal waters, mostly around coral reeves. Eat various invertebrates, mainly floating in the thickness of water.

the Small head differs in quite wide mouth and large eyes. Back fin two. Forward, prickly, narrow, but it is frequent with very high first beams forming similarity of a feather. Exactly thanks to this “feather“

ptereleotrisovy received the name. Long belly fins are displaced forward, under chest, their bases are pulled strongly together. Chest fins almost transparent, unpainted, they are not increased, as at the majority of bychkovy.

is extremely difficult to Distinguish them from above in the situation surrounding them that rescues them from predators.

These bull-calves, as a rule, live in open water. At threat quickly departure or look for shelter. Chinese Bull-calves quite peace in relation to other fishes, but can be aggressive in relation to representatives of the look. it is the best of all for

to support them in couples or small groups some kind of.

the Maximum length which Ptereleotris Zebra - 12 centimeters can reach in an aquarium usually is slightly less.

Area:

of Fiji, Indo-the Pacific region

Contents in the Alushtinsky aquarium:

can Feed a bull-calf with the frozen and dry feeds from seafood. The aquarium has to be densely closed by a cover as fishes, having been frightened, can jump out of it. It is desirable to provide an aquarium with a sandy bottom, plants and corals.

Favorable temperature will be 22 °C - 28 °C, pH 8. 1 - 8. 4.