Reticulate rasbora - Rasbora reticulata
Scientific name: Rasbora reticulata
Common name: Reticulate rasbora
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.4 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 14°N (71.43 - 250ppm)
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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
These Rasboras will accept all foods offered, use a quality flake for the staple diets and provide meaty foods in the form of blood worms or brine shrimp to supplement their diet.
Asia; Reticulate rasboras are found in Malaysia and Singapore.
Females will be larger than the males with a stockier body shape.
Use a heavily planted tank with a gravel substrate for breeding purposes. The eggs will be sticky and attach to the plants or substrate, once spawning is complete, remove the parent fish. Keep the tank dimly lit as the eggs are light sensitive and once the fry are hatched and free swimming they can be fed on Infusoria.
The expected life span for Rasbora reticulata is 3-5 years.
Always keep Rasbora reticulata in small groups of at least six specimens., They require open swimming spaces but add some planted areas at the sides and back of the tank to provide cover. They are very peaceful and make excellent tank mates in a community set up.
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