Boraras maculatus
79F
Explanation of the symbols

75F
Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra
Length of the vis : 2,5 cm - 1"
Min.length aquarium : 40 cm - 15"
English name : Dwarf rasbora
Peaceful, lively schooling fish that you can keep in a very small community aquarium.  The other fishes should be not too large.  They need a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background because they need hiding places.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.

You should give them very small live food.  Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is not easy.  The water level should be lower and the water should be soft and acid.  Up to 50 eggs are laid and fertilized.  After spawning the parents should be removed immediately.  The eggs hatch after 24-36 hours.  It is very difficult to raise the young fishes because they are very small.  They only eat very small infusoria.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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