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Harlequin Rasbora

Discussion in 'Cyprinids' started by Dr1_veR, Sep 2, 2010.

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    Common Name: Harlequin Rasbora

    Scientific Name: Trigonostigma heteromorpha

    Family: Cyprinidae

    Origin:
    Southeast Asia

    Maximum Size:
    2 in (5 cm)

    Sociability:
    Swims in all levels of the tank

    Minimum Tank Size: I have 4 in a 17L (4.5 Gal) tank and they seem perfectly happy. Of course they would prefer a bigger size tank and is more happy in shoals of 6-10

    pH: 6.0-6.5, recommended for breeding. Mine are currently in 7.5 and are happy enough.

    Temperature: 72-79 F (22-26 C)

    Sexing: The black region on males is slightly extended and rounded at the bottom. Females have a straight edge to the black portion.

    Care: A very Hardy fish I've found. A well planted tank is a must. Mine like to have plants and rocks to hide behind.

    Feeding:
    Omnivorous, They like flake, granular food and micro-pellets. They love frozen foods such as Bloodworms.

    Breeding: Keep the pH soft. Fairly Difficult to breed from what I've read. Remove parents after spawning, eggs hatch in 24 hours.

    Comments: They get on well with Angelfish, Tetras, Catfish, Danios, Gouramis and other community livebearers. Again worth getting a few to keep them happy. Good filtration is a must and plants.

     

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