Brilliant Rasbora
Behaviour Active, peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 6cm
Max size 9cm
Tank Area Top, middle
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5.5-7
Hardness vs,s,m
Brilliant Rasbora Rasbora einthovenii
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Brilliant Rasbora

Rasbora einthovenii

The Brilliant Rasbora is an undemanding fish which will settle well into most soft water aquariums. Provide plenty of swimming space and dense patches of vegetation. Suitable for a peaceful community with peaceful tankmates. Although the fish may grow to 8 or 9cm, it rarely reaches above 6 or 7 in the aquarium, making it suitable to mix with the smallest of fishes. The fish may jump if spooked, so a good hood is essential.

Family Cyprinidae (Carps & Minnows) | Synonyms Leuciscus einthovenii, Rasbora einthoveni, R. daniconius, R. vegae, R. labuana, R. cephalotaenia | Other names Long-Band Rasbora, Blueline Rasbora, Blue Line Rasbora | Origin Asia; Malaysia, Indonesia | Breeding Egg scatterer; spawns amongst vegetation | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-6.5, very soft to soft | Natural Habitat Forest streams; flowing and standing waters | Sexing Males are smaller and slender

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