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Discussion in 'Cyprinids' started by ryan, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. ryan

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    Common name/s: Scissortail.

    Scientific name: Rasbora trilineata.

    Family: Cyprinidae.

    Origin: S.E Asia.

    Maximum size: 3½ in (8 cm).

    Care: Provide this Rasbora with plenty of open swimming space and a tight cover or it may jump. They are not particular about the pH of the water and will happily live between 6.6-7.0. These fish should also be kept in a group, ideally as large as possible. I would recommend a tank of at least 25 gallons.

    Feeding: Excepts most foods but frozen and live foods are far prefered.

    Sexing and Breeding: Females are slightly rounder when viewed from above. Pairs of fish make spawning runs through thickets of plants and the eggs that are scattered attach themselves to leaves. The parents should then be removed otherwise the eggs will be eaten. The fry will hatch after 28-30 hours but will not be free swimming until 3-5 days at which point feeding should begin, newly hatched brine shrimp and other small live foods are best.

    Comments: A shy fish by nature but very interesting to observe. They make a good addition to any peaceful community aquarium.

     
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    Pic of some of my Sissortails
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    one of my Scissortails

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