Russian Bitterling (Acanthorhodeus asmussi)

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Russian Bitterling

Russian Bitterling

Acanthorhodeus asmussi

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




7.0 - 7.5

18 -22 °C (64.4-71.6°F)

6-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-? years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Spiny Bitterling

Additional scientific names

Acanthorhodeus asmussii, Acanthorhodeus asmussii amurensis, Acanthorhodeus taenianalis, Acheilognathus asmussii, Acheilognathus assmussii, Devario asmussii

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is difficult to visually sex this fish. Mature females may appear more full in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A temperate fish that is not often found in the pet trade. Is best kept with similar-sized fish with similar temperaments, or in a species tank. Usually only found in public aquariums.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should accept most foods including brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

This fish is best kept in large tanks which are well filtered and oxygenated. They will not do well in very warm temperatures.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Active mid-swimming fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A slender fish with a slightly humped spine. The fins are clear in colour with a sharply forked caudal fin, while the flanks are iridescent silver.

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