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Rasbora Hengeli Fish

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Rasbora Hengeli Fish



Name  Rasbora Hengeli Fish
Scientific  Name  Trigonostigma hengeli
Temperature  23 - 27°C 
PH range  5.5 - 7.5
Diet  Omnivore
Habitat  Fully Aquatic
Temperament  Pieceful
Max Size  6.0 cm


Discription :
The Espe’s Rasbora is a small slender fish, reaching a total length of just over 1 inch (3 cm). They have a typical lifespan of 3 to 5 years with good care. Their primary color is copper-orange with a pinkish blush, and the body color appears to be increasingly reflective approaching the lateral line. It has a black lambchop-shaped marking on the side, and the fins are clear except for yellow triangles on the dorsal fin and tail. Depending on point of origin, some specimens are a more intense red.


Care :
These fish are not exceptionally difficult to care for provided their water is 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 is an oviparous species. It can breed in the general tank but you should do it in a separate aquarium if you want to increase the efficiency of the breeding. Breeding tank should have plants with wide leaves, dimmed light or no light, very soft water with pH=5.5-6.0 and 28°C of water temperature. You should feed them with plenty of live food before the spawning. You also do about 50% partial water changes on cooler water when males are more colourful and females are thicker. Next you transfer pair of the fish to the breeding aquarium in the evening. The fish should spawn next day, in the morning. Initially the fish starts intense courtships among plants. Finally male turns female upside-down near the leaves of plants and she lays portions of eggs. The eggs stick to the underside of the leaf. The parents can eat the roe, so you should remove them after spawning. The eggs hatch after 1-2 days. The fry starts to swim and feed 1 week later.


Social Behavior :
These fish must be kept in groups of at least 8 or more. Although they are technically a schooling fish, they tend to swim about in loosely-formed groups unless they are frightened. The more fish you have, the more apparent the schooling instinct will become. They will establish a pecking order but never really cause harm to each other. The males will display their best colors as they compete for the attention of females.The Glowlight Rasbora is a good community fish and will get along with most tankmates that don’t mind an active environment. They are small, however, and can easily be eaten by bigger tankmates. Good tankmates include many popular community fish. Cyprinids are especially good as well as some of the characins like tetras, live bearers like mollies, guppies, plates, and swordtail fish. They also do well with bottom-dwelling peaceful catfish and loaches, and even some of the dwarf cichlids.
What's in the box ?
1 x Rasbora Hengeli 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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