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Harlequin Rasbora

© Stacy Malbon
Photo taken at Aqualand in Hopkins, MN.
Species/genus:   Rasbora heteromorpha
Origin:   Southeast Asia
Temp:  72 - 88°F (22 - 31 °C)
pH:6.5      dH:   Soft
Temperament:  Very Peaceful
Adult Size:    1 ½ in   (4 cm)
Minimum Tank Size:   5
Feeding:   Always hungry, eats all standard Aquarium foods
Breeding:   Hard to spawn and not very productive when it does. Spawning requires water with a low pH and very soft with a temperature around 80° F. Only produces about 50 eggs. Hangs it's eggs from plant leaves.
Comments:   A very desirable small and undemanding fish. Harlequins are great schoolers, always active and are made to order for a planted tank. Harlequins can live up to 5 years.

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