Fish and other aquatic creatures

Proper maintenance and dilution of neonas nannakaras


A neon nannakara (also known as neon blue or electric nannacara, you can find nanocara, in English Nannacara Neon Blue) one of the most poorly described fish in modern aquarism. Despite the fact that a couple of such fish live successfully with me, I didn’t want to write about them, as there is practically no reliable information. However, readers regularly ask about it and I would like to summarize more or less accurate information about this fish. I hope you describe your experience in the comments.

Habitat in nature

In the process of collecting information, there was even the opinion that this fish from the wild nature appeared in the USSR in 1954. This, to put it mildly, is not so. Neon nannakaras appeared relatively recently and are definitely not found in nature. For example, the earliest mention in the English-language Internet refers to 2012. Here begins the complete confusion associated with these fish. For example, the leading supplier of aquarium fish Aquarium Glaser in his description is confident that nannakara electrician does not belong to the genus Nannacara, and probably originates from Akara bluish-spotty (Latin Andinoacara pulcher). The information that this hybrid is imported from Singapore or Southeast Asia is slipping, which is most likely true. But who became the basis for this hybrid, while there is no clarity.

Again, most often they say that this is a small fish. However, it is not small. My male grew about 11–12 cm, the female slightly longer than him, and according to sellers' stories fish can reach larger sizes. At the same time, they are very wide, if viewed closely, then - let it be a small, but strong and powerful fish. The color of all the same, bluish-green, depending on the lighting of the aquarium. The body is colored evenly, only on the head it is gray. The fins are also neon in color, with a thin, but pronounced orange stripe on the dorsal. Eyes are orange or red.

Content difficulty

The hybrid turned out very, very strong, unpretentious and hardy. They can be recommended for beginner aquarists, but only on the condition that there are no small fish and shrimps in the aquarium.

The fish is omnivorous, with pleasure eats both live and artificial food. There are no problems with feeding, but nannakar neon is gluttonous. They love to eat, drive away from the feed of other fish and relatives, are able to hunt shrimp. They show not hefty mental abilities and curiosity, they always know where the owner is and look after him if they are hungry.

Content in an aquarium

Despite the name nannakara, which implies small size, the fish are quite large. An aquarium for maintenance is better than 200 liters, but you need to consider the number of neighbors and their appearance. It is obvious that the electrician does not have any particular preference in the content of the nanocar, since there are many reports of successful content in different conditions. Fish hold the bottom, occasionally hiding in shelters (I have it snags), but in general are quite active and noticeable. The content options can be called pretty roughly:

  • Water temperature: 23-26 ° C
  • Ph Acidity: 6.5-8
  • Water hardness ° dH: 6-15 °

The soil is preferable to sand or gravel, the fish do not dig it, but they like to look for remnants of food in it. By the way, they don’t touch the plants either, so you don’t need to fear for them.

Compatible with other fish

Neon nannacars are described as timid fish, but this is completely not the case. Apparently, their character depends on the conditions of detention, neighbors, the volume of the aquarium. For example, in some they slaughter an angelfish, in others they live quite calmly (including me).
My male attacks his hand while cleaning the aquarium and poking it is quite tangible. They are able to stand up for themselves, but their aggression does not extend further than the jabs of congeners or competitors. They do not pursue, do not kill or injure other fish of similar size. Similarly, they behave in relation to their relatives, periodically demonstrating aggression, but not arranging fights.

Gender differences

The male is larger, it has a steeper forehead and the dorsal and anal fins are elongated. During spawning, the female develops egg-laying. However, the sex is often extremely weak and can only be recognized during spawning.


I do not undertake to describe the conditions of breeding, as there was no such experience. The couple living with me, although it demonstrates pre-spawning behavior, spawn did not postpone even once. However, they are definitely easy to breed, as there are many reports of spawning, and in different conditions. Fish spawn on a stone or snag, sometimes dig a nest. Both parents take care of the fry, take care of them. The fry grows quickly and eats all kinds of live and artificial feed.

Calf guarded by both parents. The male digs a hole and after hatching both parents transfer the larvae there. If the female did not like the fossa, she will dig her own and the larvae will be transferred there. Caviar is almost not affected by fungus and even withstands a 5-minute exposure to air. Malek rises without problems, strong. With good feeding it grows quickly, the waste is less than 5%.

I do not quite agree with what was written, although the article is very useful.
I completely agree with the size, I took my kids literally 3-4 cm, it turned out well, I caught a boy and a girl. Many thanks to the competent saleswoman, who advised me to these fish, and also picked up a couple. So now these my little ones have grown out so that they will probably have to look for a new aquarium. The boy is 11 cm, the girl is smaller, 7 centimeters, although she took them the same size. I read on the Internet that the female lets her spawn up, so the growth slows down, and they spawned more than once or twice. I do not agree with the fact that the color is the same for everyone, my boy is pale blue, light, like you have in the photo and video, and the girl is straight blue, with a certain light, even purple. I completely agree with the opinion about the owner! This is incredible! My couple does not eat at all if there is a guest next to the aquarium. As soon as I ask the guest to move a meter or two away from the aquarium, my sweethearts are wary, but swim up to my hands. I can also argue with the size of the aquarium, my live in 112 liters with 3 barbs, otsinklyus, 2 algae and an old synodontis, everyone is friends, no problems. I will make a note about the hardness of water, in my city there is hard water, a value of 20, mine live under such conditions. The shelters do not hide at all. Also do not agree with the statement about the plants. Many articles on the Internet write that nanakarki rearrange everything to your liking, which also affected my aquarium. Constantly all the plants move the way they want them. Even hard Anubiasa spoiled around the edges, soft and gentle plants are out of the question. One thing I can say for sure, you will never guess their behavior, as lucky as it will be, the fish are all different. Mine stand a mountain for each other, the boy always protects the girl, and the girl covers the guy. It's not even fish, but rather like little dogs. Plant, you will not regret! And all Internet photos do not convey their beauty

We will collect in the comments a detailed report on nanocarriers by experience!)) When I was buying my own, I got something like a cat in a bag, because information about them really did not own.
By the way, I forgot to write about spawning. Fry is quite easy to raise, extremely tenacious fish! My fry spent 12 days in a bucket without filter and aeration, all are alive. Mother only guarded the caviar, the boy in general did not let her in, she immediately began to chase and bite / beat frankly as soon as he appeared in her field of vision, and she treated the rest of her neighbors quite normally. My poor Harry was hiding in the bushes of Octopus and was even afraid to go out to eat. As soon as I extracted the eggs from the common aquarium, the relations in the pair returned to normal, as nothing had happened. Such are the unusual and interesting fish))

the most amazing thing is that they are ignored by all other fish. that the parrot, that the black-striped tsikhlazomy (5pcs), that gourami (2), that soma (2). a can of 200l, all the fish are big, strong, but small nannakars are not noticed at all.
in general, the fish are very shy, they do not swim much, especially those that are smaller - they sit all the time under the bark. at the expense of shrimp - not that they directly caught everyone, but periodically attack one or two times a couple of days and eat them. plants do not touch. swim at the bottom, occasionally in the center, but almost never swim to the surface. can withstand a sharp cooling of water and lack of oxygen for a long time, good immunity to disease.
it so happened that one nannakare cancer clicked on the eye. the first time she did not see with this eye, he swelled and became white. in my opinion, it was not there at all. after 2 weeks (I didn’t even have to take it off, and with 1 eye the fish coped perfectly) the swelling subsided, the whiteness subsided, the pupil began to reappear. now almost all recovered. It's amazing how she regenerated the eye.

I have 4 nanakaras. 3 females, 1 male. A couple rushes every week for about three months now. Three days old caviar lies, then disappears. Eat, or other inhabitants of aqua, did not see. This time she laid her caviar (set aside for decoration) in a bucket (today she took 30 liters of water from a friend, I plan to shift caviar there, all of a sudden what happens)). The fishes are beautiful. The male is a large, about 10 cm, aquarium of 170 liters. The fish will not grow any more, as well as parrots, which I have 3 pieces in aqua. When the nanakara lays its eggs, the male protects her, mates with the parrot's lips. And, interestingly, I have 3 parrots, 2 of them are calm. like tanks, and the third one always and everywhere needs the most. Constantly hanging out in the center of the water and watching (tel chtoli, because I have it turned on all day)) and chases the rest. In general, the caviar relocated, let's see what happens next ...

And I have 2 nanocards bought by fry centimeters 2.5-3. On the floor, I have not decided, to be honest. I really don't know how to distinguish them. We grew together, but not so long ago (centimeters by 8-9) each one scored to death. I am guessing that there were 2 males and did not divide the territory.
I have a lot of plants, do not touch anything yet. They can sometimes gnaw a rodentard, but it's not scary, that's why it is needed. The main thing is that the fish are satisfied 🙂
Now I think to buy him a pair, but again I don’t know how to guess from the floor. I do not want to take a bunch of fry.
Yes, I almost forgot, and the fish is definitely not shy, very clever and one of the most active in the whole aquarium.

I have 3 fish of this breed. Bought March 30, 2016, the size of 2.5 cm. Now reached 6 cm in size. Aquarium 90l. Noticed the change in color last couple of weeks. Yesterday I noticed a couple's mating game, they also pulled algae (I think the component of the game). A shallow fossa was dug under large bushes. The 3rd fish was barely found in the thicket above. Seen driven.
I cleaned the aquarium last night (prosiphonil and changed 1/4 oxen). Today, after work, I see that the caviar has already been laid, the female guards, the male drives away. A male nearby is 20 cm from the clutch. Aquarium in the kitchen, water temperature 29'С.
I am surprised and did not expect to spawn at such an early age for cichlids.
recently (3 weeks) I am feeding on dry special food, nevertheless the fish are spawning. I fed the cribs all spring, the fish quickly grew. Although just read about the recommendation to limit the moths in the menu.
In an aquarium it gets on with 3 Sumatransky, a pair of malinesia, a lot of guppies, a pair of speckled catfish. In this general aquarium, viviparids and snails are successfully divorced. I did not notice any aggression on the part of nannakar. Nannakaras do not touch the plants.
Although there was a group of danios in the aquarium, I did not understand who destroyed. I sin on Sumatran barbs.
P.S. Watching nannakaras tearing up meat food is very interesting.

Three nannakar bought in early spring. The size is about 2.5 cm. Moths did not eat at first,
only dry food. When grown to 5cm. began to eat everything! It’s good that they didn’t touch the other fish, and there are enough of them in the aquarium (platies, molly, barbs, even a few gupashek). Aquarium is small for 90 liters.
Nannits do not touch plants and do not dig in the ground until they notice. Now they have grown to 15 cm. Male and 12 cm. Female. The day before yesterday, they laid caviar on a smooth stone. What is interesting on the same stone before Chromises-handsome!
Unfortunately, the female died and the male enviously looked at spawning nannocar
on its spawning ground. So, the female and the male guard the spawn together, although they describe cases that the female does not allow the male. There are even cases when the male vyprigivaet from the aquarium. Fortunately, my friends are still friends! Spawned in the general aquarium, spawning first. I don’t know what to do next, I’ll probably try to transfer the stone with caviar to a separate aquarium. What will see, the experience with nanniki my first!

I bought 6 fish, they were not big. Rightly they bit 3 small fish (I don’t remember the name, but the size is 2-3 cm). They don’t touch the cattle. A month passed, everything grew and a pair was formed. Today I look at the house small, and there are a lot of fry. The female and the male protect them together and do not let anyone in. When I feed them, first the female looks after the fry, and the male eats, then vice versa.

What is going on here? In a good way! 🙂
I'll start from the beginning ...
I bought my aggressor, who had killed a relative in the past (9-10 cm), a small nannocarc (2 times smaller than him). Their coloring is also different. If my fish is of beautiful blue color, then the new acquisition has dark blue, almost sulfuric areas in the head, belly, and fins area. Looks in my opinion is not very nice. 🙂 But it doesn't matter here.
As soon as I hoisted a new fish, I was afraid that it would be killed, but nothing like that, no fights were out of the question! The fishes immediately began to arrange some kind of "play". Пов The male, meeting a female in the aqua, bent over with a crescent and jerked in some kind of convulsions, occasionally twisting Echinodorus leaves at her, but not causing them harm.
In the end, last night I found the eggs on the sheet. The female guards her, the male swims freely, but is engaged in scaring away large fish, so to speak, for prevention, reminds that it is impossible to climb into their corner of the aquarium The female sits only at the calf, drives away everyone who decides to walk nearby.
In general, I will wait for posterity and unsubscribe as needed. They write on the Internet that there must be a hole prepared in advance, where the female will carry the eggs after 3 days, but I absolutely do not see anything ...

I changed part of the antsitrus brood on these fish - they brought them to me in bulk and it wasn’t counted. As reported later, they simply scooped up the water with floating eyes. In half a year, the “eyes” vymahali up to 5 cm in fish length. Eat all! everything! At first, I wondered why my blueberry ampouleries were hiding, It turned out that they had simply been eaten ... the plants do not eat, but my game is like this - pull it out and swim away. Only those greens remained that with a powerful root system. They fight only between themselves, and receive from the male's apistogram, although their size is clearly 1 to 2m in favor of nannakaras.

Help, please, advice!

Today I saw caviar laid on a stone. The female (or male?) Is constantly nearby.
About a hundred light eggs the size of a poppy seed.

Advise what to do next? Otsazhivat? Let them be there? Make some protection for fry from other fish (gourami, neons, catfish)?

The question is certainly interesting. The question is, do you need about a hundred fish? I have since they began to throw the spawn and did not finish. There are five of them and once or twice a month they delight the fry. Muzzles darken in the female and male. One day, as the fry get the size and obviously become like fish (nimble and voracious), their parents brighten. After that, if you still need this little thing - immediately catch it. Day is a week from now, and they will be devoured by the whole hundred.

Spawning in a common aquarium with other Nannakars and Scalars. Care for caviar and fry both parents.
Alpha male spawn with two females in turn, here the second pair has recently formed. The males divided the aquarium and made two pairs with a difference of 1-2 days laying. Caviar is put on the stones, then dig holes in the ground and the larvae are transferred there. Can dig new pits and change the location. When the fry swim, they begin to drive a flock through the aquarium, catching lost children in their mouths and returning them to the flock. The fry until the adult state does not grow (common aquarium, many people want to eat), despite the active care of parents.

I want to add ... During spawning, the faces darken in the female and the male ... they differ only in the dorsal fin in the female, it is more rounded ... They pulled out the grass from me ... they couldn’t spoiled the leaves ... they dug the holes out of my herbalist the likeness has become ... They don’t touch the fish at all ... I don’t have neon and priztela swimming with them ... they don’t care after the first spawning if the fry eat other fish ... the next 2-3 weeks later ... The fry grew ... it grows for a long time .. in 3 months it’s 8 mm length is ... weak fry for the first time 2 months dying they are ... if you think they are for sale to grow ... then the return will be only after 8 months ... as they will grow and grow up to selling size ...

My caviar was postponed, and they themselves ate it, considering that I feed for slaughter! Next time I will immediately remove the caviar!

А у меня сюрприз, купила три рыбки в июле, для красоты, в общем аквариуме.. а вчера включила вечером свет и ахнула… мальков видимо невидимо.. а я и не заметила как они умудрились это сделать )) так заботливо оберегают малышей,а вот я не знаю что с ними делать , растерялась

вот людвигию ощипали всю, это точно..

наверное скушают мальков другие.. у меня с ними два барбуса и два сома, и еще одна наннкара , не пойму кто она. а жалко так.. прикольно наблюдать заботу родителей о потомстве

День добрый. Мои фотки взрослых нанокар ) Давно читаю ваш ресурс — оч приятно увидеть…

У нас две штуки в акве 90 л. Возможно самцы, т.к. нереста не было. Кроме них, ещё пара макроподов и креветки. Nannas are active, plants are torn out by the roots, even tying them to stones is not a hindrance. Sometimes a strange couple kisses each other, very aggressively. Food begging very funny twirling telesami. At the time of cleaning the water - they attack very painfully, but for some reason they don’t touch my wife. They don’t touch shrimps and ampoules with macropods, but with pleasure they burst black coils. In the summer they were treated to zucchini - they also went well. In general, food is eaten by anyone, except for very large. The size of 10-12 cm approximately, more accurately, do not give a measure. question: if they share one female, will everyone be alive?

My caviar yesterday morning was laid on an oak leaf. In the evening I stole a sheet from them, put it in a plastic jar (I left it all in the general aquarium). The fish mother discovered the loss, does not depart from the jar, everyone is chasing)) This morning, the larvae are already crawling around)))) yesterday I stocked up on frozen Artemia)) Will we watch?

And how are these fish with turquoise acaras?

They brought this fish. In the aquarium there were 5 large angelfish. One day, when he came home in the evening, he discovered that all the angelfish were dead. Moreover, they were all in one corner, as if folded. Sadly ((

Hello. I want to share my impressions. I also have these beautiful fish. A year and a half bought three of them, along with Elou and some other of their kind (red). Survived one, as it turned out later, the male. Such a stately large (10-12), beautiful. Boringly I think he bought 4 more small 4 months ago, 4 centimets in the hope that a friend would be a friend. As it turned out a week ago (in the last days of November 2016), the couple matured. I have such a snag-coral stone (hollow inside with the ability to swim in the inner cave), so a couple chose it and started to drive everyone away. Yes, before that, under a stone (there is a place such as an arch) a week earlier a pit began to appear (I didn’t notice who dug when I dug - apparently someone decided to drain and makes a tunnel). I came to the conclusion that the nanocars decided to have a baby. The female is slightly smaller than the male (5-7 cm), darkened, the head and belly in dark spots like a leopard. And from 29.11 to 01.12, they all began to drive away from the coral. I reached up with my hand to straighten the plant (flatten with a stone) - so they pinch my hand. I understood - the process has begun And yesterday (02.12) in the evening I looked and gasped (in the right corner of the aquarium, I had a corner (fenced off by large stones, and nothing at the bottom), such as a canteen, so that the food did not dig into the ground - for convenience) - there is a brood (a couple of hundred for sure). Small, cool. Mom and dad of all the partners 100 liter communal (black and blue neons, thorns, soma and 3 fellows (among them I calculated 2 more females and 1 male) were driven into the left part and the children were taken care of. First of all, he splashed them out of the egg yolk diluted in water (2-3 days can be), but the further I do not know what to feed yet, but we will try, because now we need to raise juveniles on the fin ...

Kids can be raised on lively Artemia ... I just don’t know if they can quickly find eggs, and so for me this is the best starter food for juveniles, nutritious and no fuss with it) and kids grow up perfectly))

Good day! Today I bought 5 neon blue bark, two antsistrus and 4 mollies. Aquarium 220 l. Tell me, is this a bust? They will not be crowded?

Thanks for the answer. But I have one year old Akaras and a couple has already formed. I can’t read about them anywhere. Little information. Tell me, the female rubbed for a few days on a rock, and today she sat all day in shelter.

Hello. Please tell me what to do. I washed the aquarium and the male Nana Electro jumped out of the pitcher and hit the aquarium. Already the third day swims badly. As if he turns him over. Tell me please how to save the boy. here is a video about the spawning of these wonderful fish. and this is the growth and development of the fry.

And I mated a male nannocar with turquoise akara raised to wait for the fry to swim

delirium pure water.

Good afternoon, please tell me what happened to the fish.
The male is filled with metallic color (nannakars are poured so when they fight or distill other fish from food), also lost activity (hiding in plants and barely moving), tail and upper fin are compressed and almost no appetite

My couple laid caviar again. The larvae are already 2 days jumping as fleas
What to feed them when they swim? I do not want to grow artemia.
Do all Americans have skin secrets to feed small?

I also have nanocar fry, hatched in a separate container of about 2 liters, while jumping, at the “larva” stage. Tell me when to start feeding with yolk and when will it be best to transplant them into a larger aquarium?

I also have a pair. And these were the first tame fishes in my predatory aquarium. They give themselves to touch, as soon as you put your hand in the aquarium, swim, eat with hands, suck your fingers gently. Yesterday aggression was shown against the female from the Mallowi Malawi. So the nannakars together unruly him. Then I still did not understand what was happening) Today I realized that they were guarding the grotto. He brought the female hand for the first time pinched painfully. Waiting for the continuation.
And by the way: love to pull plants. Grab a sheet of mouth and pulls.

I have three neons, 2e are the same, and one is less, so the couple are chasing the young, aggressive and friendly together, but the third one seems to be superfluous, can this mean that those two are male with the female and what to do with the third?

My nano Kara neon male is very aggressive and bets the female and the female hides in the pipe or behind the filter, but they were friends when the first were in the aquarium tell me why

Well, he is like a male caring for a female, but she does not reciprocate and he will attack ... it may not pass, and maybe periodically ...

They get along well with the rosborams (I have a pair of nanocar in 115 liters of net volume) living with gourami, sumatrans barbs and sunny, labo. With their authority, even the labo is considered not to be touched by anyone and they are not to whom).

These fish bought in April 2016. Dropped 6pcs. All were healthy and active, quickly began to grow. It turned out 2 males and 4 females. Lived in 400l herbalist. Since October, began to multiply. Malek did not interest me, so I did not set anyone aside. According to my observations, fish do not create strong pairs. Before the new year, one pair I planted in a smaller volume. About 60l. And the fish stopped spawning. Those who remained in the general aquarium bred every 10-15 days. The male managed to maintain 3 females. Together with them about 20 parrots (pulcheras) guppies, neons and petilia live in the aquarium. A lot of red antsistrusov.Nonakaras cause no harm to anyone, they can pinch off a piece of the tail of the gopar, or neon, no more. In fairness it should be noted that they mow the fry clearly and systematically. In the morning, the whole four stay at the top and systematically inspect each blade of grass for the presence of the guppy fry, or petslyuhi. Today precipitated steam methanol caviar. There is not a lot of caviar, up to a hundred. I will raise the Tetramine and the Cyclops. In general, we'll see.

What to do if nannokary belonged in the general aquarium, and there is no sprinkler. What to do? Also there are ampoules for 4-5 months, they will not eat caviar?

And the nannakara didn't eat the ampoule? I have sucked all the snails, including ampulyary. Nannakar guards spawn and fry, they will not let anyone come, they even rush at people when you walk past the aquarium

I have two males get along "with a bang" with other inhabitants of the aquarium. Bank of 300 liters. Two laboos, three yellows, four clown fights, two blue dempie pearl tsichlozy and corridor) I took a nannakar about 3 cm in size. Now they are huge “sandals” of 15 cm. Dense, strong guys! Always keep the upper and sometimes middle layers of water. Really voracious, observant and intelligent) Quarreled until she was hooked on Yellow. Alphasamet nakostylyal all and died. But now everyone lives in perfect harmony) They love and respect each other. This fish is very curious! The new decor responds instantly! Fits first. Do not be cowardly.

Hello, I was presented today with a couple of fairly large nannocar (from the previous mistress they ate guppies and moles), I hooked them into a 250l tsikhlidnik, there 2khromisa, 3low adults + 3 juveniles, 4 adult red zebras + 5 zebra mololezh (6-7cm), 3 catfish, the most terrible — for one hour, my assholes (namely, the young zebra and yellow), drove a couple, bit their tails on the nanocards, pulled side fins (near the gill covers), the male tore off several scales.

From my experience, there were earlier nannocars, with other cichlids they can live and breed quietly only if all the fish have grown together.

Hello! My pair neon blue spawns every month. And every month they eat caviar at the stage of formation of the embryo in the egg, (and this is the 2-3rd day). The couple lives in a separate 25l aquarium. Tell me how to be. What is missing fish?

Either live food, or parents nekudyshnye. It was the same with the flamingos; they did this first (ate)), then stopped.

There is little space for them (they do not understand where they grow up and especially their offspring (

Hello. And this, too, nanakara

This is akara turquoise

I have 3 nannakars in a tsikhlidnik, who is a woman, who is a man, yet I find it difficult to understand, although they are far from small. The essence of the trouble is what they have absolutely no contact !! Do not even stand next to! The question is, did anyone have this? This is normal??

two females - one male, females constantly vied when the male chose the female for spawning, the second one they started chasing, then the male chose another and the story repeated. For half a year, this continued, until once again the selected female, together with the male, began to drive the second very hard, came to injuries, damaged her bubble, and did not calm them down until she was trying to pick her up, now the couple lives comfortably.

My daughters, a year and a half, tried to spawn, but so far they have not succeeded. Yes, and I have no such goal. When the rut begins, they beat, tear all the grass to the British flag. Therefore, only Anubias remained from the living in aqua, but it also goes to him. The rest is all replaced by artificial plants. Which of them is a female, and who the male does not understand a priori. All 4 fish have oviducts, absolutely identical and dorsal and anal fins. During spawning, a pair is separated, I think that the male is larger, the female is smaller. That's all the difference. They live peacefully with the scalar, the red parrot, the anticyrus, the blue dolphin, the iris, the algae. True, the red parrot shows great tactlessness, when Accars try to postpone their eggs, parrots disperse them, push them with their noses (should I see this?). I do not understand why they do it. And when the male of Akkara ends his patience for the invasion of his personal life, he fights with a parrot. I already have 12 cm of accres, and I think they will continue to grow further. They are curious, clever little, almost clap their hands when they see me. When you catch them, they show uncommon ingenuity, deftly hide. They love to eat. Strong, strong and healthy fish. A couple should be kept in a fairly spacious aquarium, but what is 60 liters for them. This is about nothing.

These are my Sarah and Vanya. Van is almost 2 years old, and Sarochka is one and a half.
Nannakaras are very clever fish (in vain they say that fish are stupid). They are very picky about food (flakes and any “something” they don’t eat even when they are hungry ...) They are as powerful as a crucian carp (it changed everything in aquas barely kept Vanya). Spawned 2 times with me. They lay eggs on flat stones and take turns guarding them))) When the kids hatch (there are a lot of them) take turns feeding them with all kinds of garbage from the bottom of the aquarium. All my vegetation was all uprooted by Vanya. Planting plants does not make sense to them. Very beautiful fish! Sometimes it seems that with nannakar they created an image-color in the film “Avatar”)))

Hello about the size of nannakara can be argued, it all depends on the size of aquarelle. AT
Kharkiv shopping center Auchan on saltovka there is a pet shop, so there nanakara blue neon 20cm I put my eyes on it.
And my since they lived 0.8 years in 60 liters of watercolor, they grew 12 cm, but the behavior is strange, not the same as in all cichlids. They keep a flock like a barbusia do everything together. They can conspire and attack any fish. I bought an apistogram on the market neon well and the seller smelled me nakanara, and they are very similar in childhood for a person who didn’t collide with them. In 2 months they chose all fish of similar size hyalius, neons, malinesia, all were killed at night, and during the day they swam like the Saints. When the code reached 8cm, I thought about something wrong here. After recognizing that it was nanakara I gave it in good hands. But even there they showed themselves by putting themselves in front of someone else's watercolor, where the diamond tsikhlazomy lived as early as 4 years.
I went through the year and again I cursed a 4 liter nanakar into a 240 liter tsikhlidnik. Observing the fry 2.5 cm, they still keep the pack like the previous ones. I thought that they were small and just kept together the month before nothing changed. More than 10 cm from each do not float a friend. To say that they are afraid of someone else, so all the same size, all fry.
And who, too, flock flock?

a jar of only 40 liters, a couple took fry, vymahali, male 20cm female 15 that's your volume, I think the kormeshka was good and care, spawned several times, dropped off the fry, survived not much but a dozen were distributed to friends, universal fish, not whimsical , but you still need care, you know.

Do you think a pair of adult nannocar gets on with 9 centimeters Cuban tangerine cancer?

Description and features of aquarium fish nannakara neon

Other names of the hybrid from the family of cichlids - nannakara electric blue, nannakara neon blue, neon akara.

Reliable information about the form is not enough. From the estimated data:

  • bred in the first decade of the 21st century - first mentioned in 2012,
  • Most likely from Singapore,
  • the ancestors are for certain unknown - called akara turquoise, nannakara anomalies,
  • selection fish, in nature does not occur.
Neon's nannakara color can be from turquoise to bright blue

The color of the aquarium dweller flickers with shades of turquoise, bright blue. The dorsal fin with a golden stripe complements the spectacular appearance of the elongated (extends from the head to the tail). Red eyes look unusual. The head is gray monophonic.

The hybrid cichlid reaches 10 - 15 cm in length. The enduring long-liver - in favorable conditions, pleases the host with a playful disposition for 7 to 10 years.

Let us dwell on the comfortable content.

Conditions in the aquarium

Aquarists love a pet for unpretentiousness, sustained immunity, endurance, intelligence and agility. What you need to know about the preferences of strong cichlids:

  • Capacity, cover. A 70-80 liter vessel is enough for a nannacar neon pair. A variety of aquarium from 200 liters. Desirable equipment cover.
  • Priming. Choosing the ground, focus on the neighbors fish. Suitable large river sand, gravel 4 mm, pebbles, a mixture of marble and coral chips.
  • Interior. For the hidden and secluded are required shelters: snags, grottoes, pots, shards, plastic pipes. Spawning among flat stones.
  • Plants. The presence of plants depends on the nature of the pet. Some individuals have little interest in excavation, destruction of plantings. Others, during the spawning period, uproot most of the undergrowth. Welcome to the scope for swimming, catch up - the density of plantations is moderate.
  • Filtration, aeration. Equipment compressor and filter - a guarantee of health, longevity of the fish. Nannakara neon loves a clean, oxygen-rich liquid. Once a week, water changes of 25% of the total displacement are required.
  • Lighting. Moderate, scattered. Floating plants are suitable for shading.
  • Water parameters. Professionals recommend to observe the temperature range of + 22 ... +28 degrees. Acidity 6-8 pH. Stiffness is 6-15 ° dH.
The presence and necessity of plants depends on the nature of the fish

Energetic predators are omnivores. They love rich, balanced food. Allocate:

  • frozen shrimp,
  • squids,
  • fillet of sea fish,
  • minced seafood.

Diet diluted with lettuce leaves, granules, flakes for cichlids. Observe the mode of feeding fish 2 to 3 times a day without overeating.

Without resettlement

A temperature rise of 2 to 3 degrees stimulates spawning. The pair lays caviar (50 - 300 pcs.) In a suitable place (plant leaves, decorations). Male fertilizes spawn.

Three days caring mom and dad nanocar together or separately take care of the clutch, protect from potential danger.

The next step is to move the eggs to the prepared nest. After 2-3 days fry appear. There comes a period of strict control of water parameters. Avoid temperature drops. Use only separated liquid for replacement.

The first week, the fry feed on special foods. Filtering is required. Attention to feeding parents.

Puberty of nannakara neon comes to 6-8 months

In the breeding tank

Equip the tank with flat stones, wide-leafed plants, and a sponge filter. Pay attention to the nutrition of the couple. Water temperature is +28 ... + 30 degrees.

The breeding process takes place in three stages: laying eggs, fertilization, hatching of fry. Food changes with the growth of babies. After two weeks, the offspring must be removed. The couple may spawn again.

Parents eat caviar for the following reasons:

  • overpopulation aquarium
  • insufficient volume containers,
  • uncomfortable water parameters
  • stressful parents,
  • malnutrition adult individuals.

Neon nannakars will not leave indifferent. Smart, curious fish will learn, love the owners. Unpretentious, strong aquarium inhabitants are suitable for multiple-species reservoir. With a breeding handle novice.

Как лучше организовать условия

Как и другие виды цихлид наннакара неоновая голубая обожает простор, поэтому селить рыбок нужно из расчета 70 л для одной пары. Если аквариум общий, то минимальный его объем должен составлять 150 л, чтобы предотвратить драки между рыбками за территорию.

У большого аквариума в обязательном порядке должна иметься крышка, качественный фильтр и хороший компрессор, когда аэрация не предусмотрена фильтром.

Even when the filter is installed once a week, it is necessary to change a quarter of the water in the aquarium, adding fresh water instead. Water temperature should be from 25 to 28 degrees, at least 22, but not lower, it is better to make the acidity average, and increase the rigidity slightly. Almost all representatives of this species prefer to live in hard water.

It is necessary to plant in the aquarium a lot of thick bushes, since the nannakara neon is a shy fish and, even at the slightest danger, is looking for places to hide. The small size will not allow her to dig a bush. But one should not overly plant an aquarium - nannakare also requires space for swimming.

Soil can be used any - but it is recommended to give preference to smaller fractions - for example, pebbles or gravel. If only representatives of the cichlid family live in the aquarium, then marble or coral chips are well suited as soil, increasing hardness indicators in the water.

Lighting should be chosen in a warm range, moderately bright and scattered to the maximum. It is recommended additionally to put some decorative shelters, for example, broken pots, grottoes, etc.

Nannakara is a predatory fish, which means it needs special food. It is unpretentious in food, but very voracious, so you should not overfeed it. Nannakara will be happy to eat live daphnids, bloodworms, mosquito larvae. In specialized stores for sale there is food for them in dry and frozen form. In the aquarium, blue neon can eat small snails.

Breeding process

It is not difficult to get offspring from electrician nannakry. But to start throwing caviar you will need to create certain conditions:

  • water temperature from 24 to 27 degrees
  • average acidity
  • slightly increased stiffness.

At one time, the female throws up to 300 eggs, hiding them in secluded places. After that, the male fertilizes the future offspring and swims away, then only the female will take care of him. She gently fan the masonry and protects it from intruders from uninvited guests.

At this time, it is recommended to drop the male into another aquarium, as an overly caring mother can harm his health or even kill him. There are cases when the male, escaping from an enraged female, jumped out of the aquarium.

After the appearance of the babies, the male can be returned to the site, but even here some difficulties arise - the parents begin to compete for the right to care for the offspring. Often the male wins in the fight, after which he acquires the color of the mother and takes care of the fry.