Twospot rasbora - Rasbora elegans
Scientific name: Rasbora elegans
Common name: Twospot rasbora
Usual size in fish tanks: 18 - 20 cm (7.09 - 7.87 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 16°N (125 - 285.71ppm)
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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: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Any foods offered to Twospot rasbora will be accepted. Use a quality flake for the staple diet but to get the best colouration from the fish, treat them with blood worms, daphnia and brine shrimp twice a week.
Asia; Twospot rasboras are found in Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, and Sumatra.
Females tend to be larger than the males with a stockier body shape.
Rasbora elegans are typical egg scatterers so add some spawning mops or Java moss to the breeding tank. Subdue the lighting and lower the water level down to 7-8 inches. When spawning is complete, remove the parents and 24-48 hours the eggs should hatch. The fry, when free swimming, can be fed on Infusoria or micro worms.
The expected lifespan for Rasbora elegans is 6 years.
Twospot rasboras should be kept in groups of at least 6 specimens, as they require lots of swimming space they should be housed in a tank no smaller than 48 inches in length. Planted areas will be welcomed to provide hiding places if required. Do not keep these fish with slow moving tank mates as the two spot Rasboras can intimidate them.
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