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Brittan’s rasbora - Rasbora brittani

Brittan’s rasbora - Rasbora brittani

Scientific name: Rasbora brittani

Common name: Brittan’s rasbora

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 4 - 5 cm (1.57 - 1.97 inch)

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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.

Origin

SE Asia; Brittan’s rasboras are to be found in Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra.

Sexing

Males tend to have a more slender body shape than the females.

Breeding

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.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Rasbora brittani is 6 years.

Short description

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.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Brittan’s rasbora picture 1 Brittan’s rasbora picture 2 Brittan’s rasbora picture 3

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