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Harlequin Rasbora

Harlequin Rasbora

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The Rasbora Harlequin fish, also known by the scientific name Trigonostigma heteromorpha, is a small freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia. It measures approximately 4 cm in length and has an elongated, slender body with a silver base color and distinctive bright orange and blue markings on the flanks. The fins are transparent with black edges. Harlequin Rasbora are peaceful and active fish, and they tend to swim in groups of 5 or more individuals. They feed primarily on small live and frozen foods, but they can also eat flakes and pellets. They need an aquarium of at least 80 liters with adequate filtration and clean water to stay healthy and thrive. They are also compatible with other peaceful, non-aggressive aquarium fish species. Harlequin Rasboras are often considered one of the most colorful and popular fish for community aquariums.

Temperature: The Rasbora Harlequin thrives in a tropical environment with a temperature range of 22 to 27 degrees Celsius (72 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit).

pH: It prefers slightly acidic to neutral water, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.

Hardness: Harlequin Rasbora do well in relatively soft to moderately hard water, with a total hardness (dH) ranging from 5 to 15.

Environment: In their natural habitat, Harlequin Rasbora are found in slow-flowing waters, such as streams and forested areas. In captivity, they thrive in a well-planted aquarium with dim lighting. They appreciate open swimming spaces and the presence of hiding places, such as plants or driftwood.

Behavior: Harlequin Rasbora are peaceful and social fish. They are known for their gregarious behavior, so it is advisable to keep them in groups of at least six individuals. This helps them feel secure and minimizes stress. They live well with other peaceful fish in the community.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and individual preferences may vary. Regularly monitoring water parameters and creating a suitable environment will contribute to the well-being of Rasbora Harlequin in captivity.

Temperature: The Harlequin Rasbora thrives in a tropical environment with a temperature range of 22 to 27 degrees Celsius (72 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit).

pH: They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water, with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.

Hardness: Harlequin Rasboras do well in relatively soft to moderately hard water, with a dH range of 5-15.

Environment: In their natural habitat, Harlequin Rasboras are found in slow-moving waters, such as streams and forested areas. In captivity, they do well in a well-planted aquarium with subdued lighting. They appreciate open swimming spaces and the presence of hiding places, such as plants or driftwood.

Behavior: Harlequin Rasboras are peaceful and social fish. They are known for their schooling behavior, so it's advisable to keep them in groups of at least six individuals. This helps them feel secure and minimizes stress. They coexist well with other peaceful community fish.

Remember, these are general guidelines, and individual preferences can vary. Regular monitoring of water parameters and providing a suitable environment will contribute to the well-being of Harlequin Rasboras in captivity.

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