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Gobiopterus chuno



The Gobiopterus chuno naturally inhabits water bodies in India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Singapore. The fish stay in slow currents in areas with "black" water. These fish are not often found in aquarists' collections, as they are very demanding to keep and do not live long if the living conditions do not suit them. They are suitable for keeping in nano aquariums.

Gobiopterus chuno - has an elongated transparent body. The body is so transparent that through it you can see all the internal organs of the fish, and even see the movement of food when it feeds. The pectoral fins are shaped like wings, which the gobies use to hang in the water column. The females tend to have a more rounded abdomen. The maximum size of the fish in the wild is 3 cm, while in aquariums they rarely exceed 2 cm in length.

Gobiopterus chuno

The Gobiopterus chuno is a very peaceful fish, which will not cause trouble for anyone in the aquarium. Their company should be chosen peace-loving fish, preferably commensurate in size. The fish spend most of their time in the lower layer. Only fish species that require similar water parameters may be kept with the glass gobies. The minimum size of an aquarium for keeping a group of 6 glass gobies is 40-60 liters.

We recommend using sand as substrate. Along the back and sides of the aquarium should be planted aquarium plants, leaving the central part for free swimming fish.

Water parameters: temperature 23-26° C, hardness dH 3-15°, pH 6,5-7,0. Need filtration, aeration and a weekly change of ¼ of the aquarium water with fresh. Create a weak water current in the aquarium by routing the water filter outlets along the back wall, for example. Do not introduce fish into an aquarium in which biological equilibrium has not yet been established.

Gobiopterus chuno

Moderate light of about 10 hours a day.

The Gobiopterus chuno are fed with a variety of live and frozen food (daphnii, artemia nauplii, chironomid moths, shrimp larvae). Flake food is not initially eaten by the fish and it will take time to get them used to it. As the mouths of the fish are small, the food needs to be milled beforehand. Do not overfeed the fish. Give food twice a day in small portions.

Reproduction

Breeding Gobiopterus chuno is extremely difficult. We have no reliable information on breeding these fish in captivity. In natural conditions, the female fish spawn chaotically in the water column. The fish show no parental care for either the eggs or the fry.

The life expectancy of Gobiopterus chuno in aquarium conditions is about 3-5 years. It should be noted that it is very difficult to determine the age of fish supplied to the local market, so their lifespan can vary quite widely.

Glass gobies (Gobiopterus chuno)

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