Enneacanthus gloriosus

Diamond perch ( Enneacanthus gloriosus )

The gills stain - diamond perch ( Enneacanthus gloriosus ) belongs to the sunfish ( Centrarchidae ).


Its distribution area is located in the eastern U.S., from New York to South Florida. It prefers heavily vegetated, standing or soothing waters.

Build and staining

The up to 10 inches long expectant animals have a hochrückige, laterally compressed typical perch shape. They are bright or olive brown with 5-8 dark vertical bars on the flanks. In older fish, these strips are missing. Head, sides and fins of animals are covered with numerous blue, small dots.


Like the closely related diamond perch spawns the gills stain - diamond perch in a small depression in the vicinity of aquatic plants. When Laichakt the female wags his tail so that the fertilized eggs are flushed into the plant. It will be stored up to 500 eggs. The male then takes over guarding the brood. It protects the eggs from predators, fanning them again and again to fresh oxygen, so that the eggs can develop better. After two or three days now, the young hatch. Is the yolk sac of the larvae consumed goes out of Brutplegeinstinkt the animals.

Hunting and

The gills stain - diamond perch is maintained in the aquarium hobby in a so-called cold-water aquarium. The water temperature should be between 10 and 22 degrees Celsius. The pH value at which these fish feel comfortable, is 7.0 to 7.5. Opposite variations in the pH value, the fish are very sensitive. Therefore, the nurse must be careful when moving or when changing the water. The aquarium should be planted next to a soft ground also contain stones and roots. This use of the animals to delineate areas in the basin and hide. However, the gills stain - diamond perch is challenging in feeding. Dry food he will not accept most; he must be supplied with live food.