In their natural habitat barely live a year. While, in aquariums, they can last for three years. It is worth mentioning that the zebrafish in captivity at the age of two forms a special curvature, something that does not occur in its natural environment.
REPRODUCTION OF THE ZEBRA FISH
They reach their sexual maturity at 6 months, and can reproduce throughout the year. The female spawns up to two hundred eggs, and the embryos develop quite fast. Around 36 hours, after fertilized.
WHERE DOES THE ZEBRA FISH LIVE?
It lives in calm waters, such as channels, streams, ditches, ponds, usually preferably stagnant waters of the Central Asian region, specifically, in India, as well as in the rivers of Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. Also, they inhabit the rice fields.
On the other hand, it survives at any temperature, from 6 degrees to 38 degrees Celsius. In addition, they are able to survive among the presence of many people.
HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE A FEMALE ZEBRA FISH FROM THE FEMALE?
You must remove a group from the fish tank and start to separate them, the females are short and have a bulky body, because they are full of eggs. But, the males are more elongated, they do not have belly and the fins are bigger.
WHAT DOES THE ZEBRA FISH EAT?
It is a curious fish since it eats by its gills (it does not have a fully formed mouth). Eat nutrients and / or small remnants of food that may be in the water.( zebrafish model)
CARES OF THE FISH ZEBRA IN AQUARIUM ( ibd model)
The aquarium should be spacious with a capacity of at least 70 liters of water, since the zebrafish is a good swimmer and prefers to be in schools.
Cover the bottom with gravel approximately 7 millimeters thick.
Add plants, such as: ferns, mosses and others, in order to recreate the habitat. In addition, you must place them on the sides, so that the fish can come and go along the aquarium without any obstacles.
The ideal temperature is 27 degrees. If you want to control the temperature you must place a thermostat or a heater.
The pH of the water should be a neutral level, between 7.3 and 7.5.
Lighting is important, therefore, the aquarium must receive at least 13 hours of light daily.
Place a mesh on the top of the tank, since the fish is very jumping.
You must place an electric filter, to purify and a wheel in order to give movement to the water.