Trigonopoma pauciperforatum

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Malaysia, Sumatra
Length : 7 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Glowlight Rasbora
Lively, occasionally somewhat shy fish that you should keep together with other small and lively fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background because they need hiding places.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.  A regular changing of the water is appreciated.

You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  A part of the menu should be vegetable. 

Breeding is not easy because they are very choosy for a partner.  You should let them form a pair out of a small school.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  The eggs hatch after 24-30 hours.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very small dustfood like paramecia and rotifers. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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