Burmese golden rasbora - Microdevario gatesi
Scientific name: Microdevario gatesi
Common name: Burmese golden rasbora
Usual size in fish tanks: 2 - 3 cm (0.79 - 1.18 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.2 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 13°N (89.29 - 232.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Top levels
Food and feeding
The Burmese Golden Rasboras should accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake for the staple diet but to condition the fish to their best colouration treats of live or frozen foods must be given twice a week. Micro worms, white worms, and brine shrimp are ideal.
Asia, Microrasbora gatesi are to be found in Burma, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Males will be more slender in appearance and display a brighter colouration.
Separate the male and female for a couple of days and then introduce the male into the tank the evening before spawning is to take place. Keep the water level low and add floating plants to diffuse the light. The addition of plants will aid the egg scattering and once spawning is complete, remove the parents. The eggs should hatch after 24-36 hours and when the fry are free swimming, they can be fed on Infusoria.
The expected life span for Microrasbora gatesi is 8 years.
Microrasbora gatesi definitely prefer a planted tank with open swimming spaces. They should be kept in small groups of at least 5 fish and can be housed safely in a community tank.
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