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Emerald Eye Rasbora

(Rasbora dorsiocellata)
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Emerald Eye Rasbora
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 3-7
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Black, Green, Silver
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Asia
Family: Cyprinidae

The Emerald Eye Rasbora is a beautiful species of Rasbora that originates from the streams and tributaries of Asia. They have an elongated body shape with a prominent dorsal fin. The dorsal fin is yellow in coloration with a black dot in the center. They are a peaceful, schooling fish that will add a diversity of form and activity to your community aquarium.

The Emerald Eye Rasbora needs a well-established, densely planted aquarium with plenty of free-swimming space available. This species does well in a community aquarium with other peaceful and similarly sized species.

An omnivore, this Rasbora does well on a diet of prepared flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

Harlequin Rasbora
The Harlequin Rasbora is fairly popular, because it is a hardy community fish that can tolerate variations in pH levels.  It originates from the Thailand and Malaysia area.  It has a pinkish body with a black triangle filling most of its back half.  It likes lots of plants and dim lighting, which actually helps enhance its color.  Harlequin Rasbora should be kept in schools of 8 - 10.

Females are slightly larger than the males. Eggs are spawned on the underside of broad leaves and surfaces.  After spawning, remove the parents and keep the aquarium dark until the eggs hatch a day later. Feed the fry infusoria or brine shrimp.

 

(Rasbora heteromorpha)
Harlequin Rasbora
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-77F; pH 6.0-6.5; KH 6-10
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 2"
Color Form: Brown
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Asia
Family: Cyrpinidae

The Harlequin Rasbora is one of the most popular aquarium fish. These fish have a black triangle-shaped patch starting near the dorsal fin. The male's patch is slightly rounded at the bottom with an extended tip while the female's is straight. Females are larger than the males.

Harlequins requires an established planted aquarium. They should be kept in schools of 8-10 and in an aquarium with other small, peaceful fish.

Rasbora heteromorpha generally spawn on the undersides of broad-leaved plants. A breeding tank with shallow, warm, acidic, soft water with broad-leaved plants should be set up. Pair a young female (9-12 months old) with a two-year old male and feed them live foods. After spawning, remove the parents and keep the aquarium dark until the eggs hatch (after about 24 hours). Feed the fry infusoria.

An omnivore, Harlequin Rasboras do well on a diet of prepared flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

 Scientific Name:   Trigonostigma heteromorpha
 Family:   Cyprinid
 Temperature:   22 - 25 C; 72 - 77 F
 PH  6.5
 Size:    5 cm; 2 inches
 Life Span:    2 - 5 years
 Breeding:    Difficult, Egg Layer

Compatibility:

Black Phantom Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Catfish, Chinese Algae Eater, Ghost Shrimp, Glass Fish, Glow Light Tetra, Guppies, Honey Gouramis, Neon Tetra, Plecos, one Red Tailed Shark, White Cloud
(Rasbora heteromorpha) Black Harlequin
Black Harlequin Rasbora 

The Black Harlequin Rasbora is a popular aquarium fish. These fish have a black, triangle-shaped patch starting near the dorsal fin, and a mostly black body. The male's patch is slightly rounded at the bottom with an extended tip, while the female's is straight. Females are larger than males.

Red Axelrod Rasbora

(Rasbora axelrodi)
Red Axelrod Rasbora
Quick Stats
Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallon
Care Level: Moderate
Tank Conditions: 73-79F; pH 6.0-7.5; KH 2-5
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 1"
Color Form: Metalic Silver
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet:  Omnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Indonesia
Family: Cyprinidae

The Red Axelrod Rasbora is a peaceful, active, schooling fish. This fish is one of the more brilliantly colored species of the genus, especially the male.

Rasbora axelrodi needs a well-established, densely-planted aquarium with plenty of free swimming space available. This species does well in a community aquarium with other peaceful and similarly-sized species

Unfortunately, the Red Axelrod Rasbora's breeding habits in the aquarium have not been documented.

An omnivore, this Rasbora does well on a diet of prepared flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.

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