Brittan’s rasbora - Rasbora brittani
Scientific name: Rasbora brittani
Common name: Brittan’s rasbora
Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 3 - 15°N (53.57 - 267.86ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: East Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
Brittan’s rasboras should accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake for the staple diet but provide them with treats twice a week of live or frozen foods. Tubifex, blood worms and brine shrimp are ideal for this.
SE Asia; Brittan’s rasboras are to be found in Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra.
Males tend to have a more slender body shape than the females.
This species of Rasboras has not yet been reported as breeding in the aquarium but in the wild they are egg scatterers and the fry are very slow growing. It can take 2-3 years for the fish to sexually mature.
The expected life span for Rasbora brittani is 6 years.
Provide a densely planted aquarium but leave open swimming spaces for these fish. Rasbora brittani prefer acidic water and are more sensitive to poor water quality than some of the other Rasboras species.
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