Brevibora dorsiocellata
77F
Explanation of the symbols

68F
Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Malaysia, Sumatra
Length of the vis : 6,5 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English name : Eyespot Rasbora
Peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background where they can hide.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light bring out the colours of the fish.

They are omnivorous.  It is necessary to give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not difficult.  You should condition a female for a few weeks in an aquarium with fine leaved plants and a low water level. One evening before planned spawning the male is brought into the breeding aquarium.  The next morning they spawn.  After spawning the parents should be removed immediately.  After 24 hours the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit
Jan Bukkems

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