Rasbora sumatrana

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Cyprinidae
Origin : Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia,
    Sumatra, Borneo
Length : 13 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Sumatra Rasbora
Lively, peaceful schooling fish suited for a community aquarium together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants are appreciated. 

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

Breeding is not easy.  The water should be soft and acid.  At higher temperatures the eggs are laid and fertilized between the leaves.  After spawning the eggs rise to the surface between the roots of floating plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  The eggs hatch after 24 hours.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with fine infusoria and later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Zhou Hang

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