Rasbora einthovenii

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Malaysia, Singapore, Sumatra, Borneo
Length : 8,5 cm - 3.5"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Brilliant Rasbora
Peaceful schooling fish that you can keep together with other peaceful fishes in a community aquarium.  The aquarium should be planted well on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A sandy substrate and some driftwood to hide themselves are appreciated.  Because they are very good jumpers you should cover the aquarium very well.  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

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

Breeding is not difficult.  A few hundred eggs are laid and fertilized between the plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  After 36 hours the eggs hatch and another 3-4 days later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can raise them with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Johnny Jensen

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