How to care for Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish in an aquarium - fish-hobbyist

How to care for Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish in an aquarium

Gymnogeophagus balzanii is a type of freshwater fish found in streams in South American countries such as Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. 

In the breeding process, Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish reproduce by laying eggs. Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish can grow to a length of 18 cm. 

Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish when viewed from its body shape and color is suitable to be used as a pet fish in your home because this fish has a unique shape and attractive body color. 

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If you intend to keep Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish at home, this fish is suitable to be placed in a water tank in the form of an aquarium made of glass. Some things to consider when we will keep this fish in the aquarium are: 

1. maintenance container. 

For the maintenance container, a rectangular aquarium can be used with the amount of aquarium water needed to maintain the fish, which is 220 liters. Then to keep the water quality in the aquarium to remain good then we also need to install aerators and water filters. Aerators function to increase the dissolved oxygen content into the water and water filters function to maintain water quality so that water quality remains optimal. 

In addition, we can install accessories in the form of water plants and rocks in the aquarium. These water plants and rocks are installed with the aim of beautifying the aquarium and to create an aquarium environment similar to the environment where fish live in nature. 

Lights can also be installed in the aquarium. The lamp used is a lamp that has a moderate level of lighting. We can get this aquarium lamp at ornamental fish shops. 

2. water quality.

In order for Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish that are kept healthy, we must pay attention to the quality of aquarium water. Some water quality parameters that we need to pay attention to are pH, water hardness and water temperature. The pH value of water suitable for Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish is 7, then the value of the water hardness level is 8 and the water temperature is 24 degrees Celsius. 

3. feed.

If we want the fish to grow quickly, the fish needs to be fed, the type of feed that is suitable for Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish is artificial feed in the form of pellets. This artificial feed can be easily found and purchased at ornamental fish shops. 

4. maintenance and care. 

Maintenance and care activities in keeping Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish consist of cleaning the aquarium and draining the aquarium water. Aquarium cleaning is done at the same time as draining the aquarium water. The water is drained and disposed of halfway then the aquarium glass is cleaned with a soft cleaning tool. 

Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish are docile and have a habit of swimming at the bottom of the aquarium, the center of the aquarium and at the top of the aquarium close to the water surface. 

These are the ways to care for Gymnogeophagus balzanii fish in the aquarium. Thank you. 

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