Rasbora pauciperforata

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Rasbora pauciperforata

Postby Mad Duff » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:25 am

Common Name: Red-line or Glowlight Rasbora

Scientific name: Rasbora Pauciperforata

Family: Cyprinidae

Origin: SE Asia, Western Malaysia, Sumatra

Size: 45mm to 50mm

Care: Likes plenty of vegetation as well as open swimming space, also seems to do better with darker substrates. Ideal temperature range is 22’C to 25’C. Does better in soft slightly acid water with a pH around 5.6 to 6.5 but will tolerate a pH as high as 7.6, but lower pH should be used if spawning is required.

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. They will actively search out and eat soft algae and will accept foods like lettuce and spinach.

Sexing and Breeding: Females tend to be fuller in the body than the males. These fish seem very selective of partners when spawning so a large group should kept. As with most Rasboras eggs are deposited amongst fine leaved plants, adults should be removed from the spawning tank to stop them eating the eggs.

Comments: Regardless of the delicate looks of this fish it is quite hardy and very active and is happiest in large shoals along with other active fish.

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