Atheriniformes for the aquarium
The spikefishes (Atheriniformes) are a relatively large order of fishes that come primarily from tropical and subtropical areas. They are bony fishes. Their body is laterally flattened and relatively long, some species are high-backed. They are found in freshwater, brackish water and marine water, in our store you can buy spike fishes for freshwater aquariums. The order is very closely related to the tooth carps.
Families of the spikefish
in the aquaristics well-known representatives of the spikefishes are the strikingly colored rainbowfishes from Australia and New Guinea and the blueeyes from New Guinea, from the Aru Islands and from Australia. Among them you will also find some so-called nano fish. You can find more information about these particularly small fish in our blog post "The Nanofish Lexicon"). However, there are also larger representatives of the spike fish species, which then of course also need a larger aquarium.
Feeding of ornamental fishes from the order Spikefishes - the choice of the right fish food
among the spikefishes there are both pure carnivores and omnivores, which need a mixed vegetable and animal diet. In general, they are rather uncomplicated eaters, which are not necessarily dependent on a pure live feed, although they are of course very happy about some live food. It is best to order them now!
With the tasty foods from NatureHolic you can also do something good for your pets in the aquarium and provide them comfortably, species-appropriate and in the highest quality.
Offspring of the spikefish
the breeding is very well feasible in a separate rearing aquarium. The spikefish in aquaristics can usually be bred quite well and reproduce willingly in a breeding tank. In the community aquarium, however, unfortunately usually no offspring come through, the fish larvae or fish spawn are eaten there unfortunately quite quickly.
the sometimes really beautifully colored spikefishes in the aquarium are great to watch - their natural behavior is really exciting and sometimes fascinatingly funny to watch. In our online store you can buy well-tried species with a rich tradition in aquaristics, but you can also get rather rare species, which are real rarities and which will absolutely enchant you.