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Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris



Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris occurs naturally in the northern Amazon in Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador, as well as in the Rio Orinoco and its tributaries in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, and Suriname. The fish can be found in both in-stream and shallow tributaries of rivers, where they swim during the rainy season.

Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris has an elongated, slightly arc-shaped curved body like a pike. The body coloration is light with a golden hue. At the base of the tail plumage there is a large dark spot. The caudal fin is bilobate. Females are slightly larger than males and have a rounded abdomen. The maximum size of fish reaches 32-35 cm.

Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris

Acestrorhynchus is an active fish, it swims very fast and therefore requires a large living space in the aquarium. To keep fish requires a long aquarium of at least 250h100 cm and a volume of 600 liters. It should be noted that even young fish need a large aquarium, as in smaller aquariums fish are very timid and demonstrate unnatural behavior.

In natural conditions Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris kept in open water, so the content of these fish in the aquarium in it should not be any decorative elements, except for substrate, as which use coarse-grained river sand. At the bottom can be placed a few pre-dried oak leaves or small snags. Plants such as Microsorum pteropus 'Trident', Anubias Nangi and others may also be planted.

The aquarium must have a cover, as the fish are famous for being great jumpers out of the water.

Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris can generally be kept in a shared aquarium with other fish of comparable size. Any fish that can fit into their mouths will certainly be eaten. Adult fish lead a secluded life, although sometimes get together. In the aquarium preferably contain Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris group of 4-6 individuals. These fish are cannibals, so when adding other fish to an existing group, you should try to make sure they are of comparable size.

Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris

Water parameters: temperature 22 - 28 ° C, hardness dH 2-15 °, pH 6,0-7,5. Requires strong filtration, aeration and a weekly substitution of ½ of the aquarium water with fresh.

Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris in nature feed on fish. Newly acquired specimens may refuse any food other than live fish. It will take some time to train them to eat fish meat. In some cases, it was even possible to train the fish to eat dry food. The food is given twice a day.

Reproduction

In aquariums Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris not breed, although sometimes observed pre-spawning courtship, and even females lay eggs, but before fry does not happen.

In nature, spawning is preceded by a peculiar dance of the male around the female - the female is stationary, and the male swims around her. After that, the female hatches a roe, which is scattered chaotically across the bottom. There is no parental care for the eggs and future fry.

Acestrorhynchus Falcirostris

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