Black ghost knife fish
BLACK GHOST Fish (Apteronotus albifrons)I.INTRODUCTION
Be hold I shall introduce to thee the Ghost and the Darkness; kidding here the lessfrightful creature, the black ghost knife fish. Black Ghost Fish (Apteronotus albofrons),derived from the Amazon river, Brazil, South America. This fish also known as devil fish(ghost fish) for the Native American believed that this fishes carries their dead soul.Apparently the nickname is actually less accurate, because the appearance of ornamentalfish is not daunting, but it impresses their fans. Black Ghost of ornamental fish speciescurrently cultivated by a lot of ornamental fish farmers in Jakarta. While these fishmarketing in the country besides also the types of fish are exported and they are alsoquite high. Black ghost knife fishes also eaten by East Asian Men for they had believingthis fishes (juvenile one) has the abilities to enhance their vital stamina (still don’t knowwhy do they believe this funny little creature being eaten as soup for that purpose). Themarket share of this fishes is great if not humongous around the world. This is why inIndonesia since a lot of this fishes being bred because only in Indonesia that can breedthis fishes so successful so far.
1.Parent Selection. A good parent is to fish for spawning a healthy and mature, agedapproximately 1.5 years with a body length between 7-8 inches (20-30 cm). - Master of healthy body can be characterized by bright colors, clean, no defect and agilemovements (active).2.Male and female differences. Female parent female fish have a short chin, body fatand greater with a shorter size than males. Fish Male Parent Males have a long chinand flat (straight) with long and straight body.3.Breeding mode can be done in two ways, namely:a.Set Install. Spawning in a way done in an aquarium set of pairs of size 100 x50 x 40 cm can be charged with seven breeding male parent with acomparison of three and four breeding females. b.Set Bulk. On the set of mass spawning, the black ghost spawning in ponds or tanks with a length of fiber glass, 2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5 m. into the pool or bathtubcan be filled in 20 fiber breeding black ghost with the comparison eight male parents and female parent 12. The ideal pH of the water for fish spawning isaround 6.6 but this fish will grow well at pH 6-7.4.Equipment for spawning. Hiding places hiding place is one of the essential equipmentneeded in the black ghost fish spawning. This relates to the habits of fish, black ghostwho liked the dark atmosphere. Conversely black ghost will come out of hiding. Thesize is adjusted to the size of hiding places ghost black parent. Type can be either metmarket pipe, brick, or tile. The use aerator is to increase the availability of oxygen inthe water. And we must have places to lay eggs. We can use for fish breeding a fewfern or palm fiber materials that made as block that have been neatly arranged, the