Rasbora einthovenii

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Rasbora einthovenii

Postby Mad Duff » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:18 am

Common Name: Brilliant Rasbora

Scientific name: Rasbora Einthovenii

Family: Cyprinidae

Origin: SE Asia: Western Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo

Size: 85mm to 90mm

Care: A densely planted aquarium is recommended with plenty of free swimming space but also plenty of bogwood etc for places to hide, a well covered tank is a must as these fish are very good jumpers. A temperature range of 24’C to 28’C is acceptable with a pH of between 6 and 6.5 although a pH level as high as 7.6 will be tolerated.

Feeding: Most dried foods are accepted like flakes, pellets etc but bloodworms, midge larvae, tubifex worms and daphnia should be a big part of their diet be it live or frozen.

Sexing and Breeding: Females are fuller bodied but only when ready to spawn, other than at this time sexes are virtually indistinguishable. Females start courtship proceedings and they will spawn among the vegetation.

Comments: A peaceful species that does best in shoals and is an active swimmer at all levels of the tank.

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