Long-Band Rasbora (Rasbora einthovenii)

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Long-Band Rasbora

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Long-Band Rasbora

Rasbora einthovenii

95 Litres (25 US G.)

7.6-8.9cm (3-3.5 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 6.5

22 -26 °C (71.6-78.8°F)

5-8 °d

1:3 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Cyprinidae





Additional names

Long-Band Rasbora, Brilliant Rasbora

Additional scientific names

Leuciscus einthovenii, Rasbora labuana, Rasbora vegae


Origin

Sexing

Mature males have a broader lateral band than females. Males also have more blue-purple colour to the body while females are green.

Tank compatibility

These fish should be kept in shoals of at least 6-7 individuals. They are peaceful and active and should be kept with similar-sized peaceful fish that will not be bothered by this fish's active nature.

Diet

Should accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as occasional live/frozen food such as brine shrimp and bloodworm.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Should be kept in a laterally spacious tank with a good mix of dense planting and hiding places in bogwood with open swimming space. These fish are excellent jumpers so a secure lid is a must. They do not appreciate very bright lighting. Does best in acidic conditions.

Behaviour

A peaceful active shoaling fish.

Identification

These are elongated torpedo-like Rasbora with a pointed snout and forked tail. The dark stripe along the mid-line extends from the mouth right through to the caudal fin.

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