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Maculata Rasbora Fish

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Maculata Rasbora Fish



Name  Maculata Rasbora Fish
Scientific  Name  Boraras maculatus
Temperature  23 - 27°C 
PH range  4 - 6.5
Diet  Omnivore
Habitat  Fully Aquatic
Temperament  Pieceful
Max Size  6.0 cm


Discription :
The Dwarf Rasbora Boraras maculatus (previously Rasbora maculata) is very tiny, reaching a total length of not quite an inch (2.5 cm). It is one of the smallest known members of the Cyprinid family, Cyprinidae. Although ousted by recent discoveries, it once claimed the title of tenth smallest known vertebrate.The smallest known cyprinid is the Micro Glassfish Danionella translucida, which reaches less than 1/2 inch (1.1 cm). But that little guy isn't nearly as attractive as this lively cyprinid. Until recently, the Dwarf was also believed to be a juvenile of the Clown Rasboras Rasbora kalochroma but is now recognized as its own species.A school of these dynamic little fish makes a lively display in the aquarium. Dwarf Rasbora may be small, but they have a high concentration of color. The slender body is reddish and varies in intensity depending on its origin. Three black spots decorate its sides. The males are more brightly colored, ranging from intense cherry reds to oranges, while the females are usually a little pinker.


Care :
These fish need consistent water conditions, and their water must be kept clean. At least 25 to 50% of the tank water should be replaced once a month. If the tank is densely stocked, 20 to 25% should be replaced weekly or every other week. The substrate should also be vacuumed during water changes to avoid accumulation of waste.

Feeding :
The Rasbora Hengeli Fish are omnivores. In the wild, they feed on small insects, worms, crustaceans, and zooplankton. In the aquarium, their diet should be based around a quality flake or pellet food supplemented with the occasional live snack like brine shrimp or bloodworms. Some blanched lettuce or spinach is also a welcome addition to their diet.Feeding time with rasboras is especially fun to watch. They will dart to the surface, grab some food, and then dive an inch or so and swallow. They repeat this until the food is gone. These fish will do best when offered food several times a day, but only offer what they can eat in 3 minutes or less at each feeding. If you feed only once per day, provide what they can eat in about 5 minutes.


Breeding :
This species has been bred in home aquaria. The fry, of course, are quite tiny and require the smallest of live foods at first—green water is a good choice. Males are more colorful and slender.


Social Behavior :
The companionship of their own species is absolutely essential to their well-being. They require a school of 8 or more individuals to feel comfortable. They could be considered a community fish because they are so peaceful, but they are also easily stressed. If kept with too few companions or with significantly larger fish, they tend to be high strung and will hide constantly. Companion fish should be similar in size, peaceful, and not too active. A good-sized school can be kept happy in a species-only tank.If keeping them with other fish, companions should be similar in size and personality and not too active. Good selections can include some of the other cyprinids species, like those of the Trigonostigma, Eirmotus, and Microdevariogenera. A couple good ones are the Harlequin Rasbora Trigonostigma heteromorpha and the Espe's Rasbora Trigonostigma espei, but do watch other rasboras closely and remove any misbehavers. Avoid most Danios as they are generally too active. Small catfish like the pygmy Corydoras catfish and Otocinclus also work well.
What's in the box ?
1 x Maculata Rasbora Fish

Size ?
2 (cm)



1. As with all aquatic invertebrates, it is important to make sure copper does not get into the aquarium. Copper is toxic to all Dwarf Shrimp. Many medications contain elevated levels of copper, so it is recommended not to medicate an aquarium containing Dwarf Shrimp.
2. One of the most important aspects of shrimp keeping is Acclimatization of new shrimps, this is a must and should be done properly.
3. We transport all our live stock via Train/Bus/Air, so contact us which one would you prefer. We prefer sending by train because of the cheap shipping charges and ease of shipping, the shipping charges are calculated that of train by default. To recevie the parcel you will have to go to your railway station's "incoming parcel office".
4.The Risk of transportation is borne by the client, we will send you complete picture of packing and delivery of your package.
5.All our live stock are Quarantined.


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