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Rasbora maculata
Dwarf Rasbora, Spotted Rasbora
Duncker 1904

(Other members of the genus Rasbora)

ADULT SIZE: 2 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately soft and acidic

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 25-28 C

FOOD: Feed Rasbora maculata small live-foods and fine grade dried foods. Live foods are naturally preferred, and regular feedings are greatly appreciated.

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore

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AQUARIUM CARE: Rasbora maculate is a tiny fish, but quite attractive with strong body and fin colouration. It hails from slow moving streams and blackwater marshes in South East Asia. As such it should not be kept in a tank with excessive water movement

This very small species prefers a dark tank, well planted, with some floating plants and no boisterous tankmates. In fact a species tank is probably better for this small and delicate Rasbora. Leaf litter may be placed at the bottom of the tank, to add tanins to the tank water, replicating their natural blackwater habitat.

BREEDING: This species can be bred in a well planted species tank, and if the adults are well fed, they will not be too predatory towards their offspring. Regular feeding of newly hatched artemia nauplii will keep adults happy, and greatly increase the chance, and number of fry reaching adulthood.

Have you bred Rasbora maculata? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Rasbora maculata breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

The biggest killer of tropical fish is overfeeding. Uneaten food decays and pollutes the water, even with adequate filtration. Adult fish should remain unfed one day each week, and almost all commonly available species will be completely fine if unfed during a two week vacation


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