Length 4 cm. Two black stripes stretch along the sides, between them is gold with a red spot in the center. The back is olive in color, the fins are red.
The female has a white abdomen, on which there is a black line - in males it is not noticeable. So determine the sex of the fish.
A flock of behavior is inherent in the species: the group usually tries to be in the upper waters of the aquarium, which are free of vegetation.
Life expectancy is 4 years.
Feeding: small chopped bloodworms, cyclops, daphnia, diaptomus, chopped dry food. It is recommended to periodically change the feed.
Maintenance and care
Fish are not predators, they can live with other species. Water: t = 22-24 ° C; pH = 6-7; GH <15 °. The desired volume of the aquarium is at least 100 liters.
Spawning is year-round; it is necessary to protect caviar from eating. Low light, 6 liters of water, t max 28 ° С, pH 6.5, GH <2 °. Before spawning, producers are fed plentifully. In the evening, producers are planted, in the morning there is caviar. After a day, the larvae, and after 4 days, the fry. Feed the cyclops nauplii.