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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Harlequin rasbora

Picture of Harlequin Rasbora
Common nameHarlequin, Red rasbora
Scientific nameTrigonostigma heteromorpha
SynonymsFormerly known as Rasbora heteromorpha.
Size2" (5cm)
OriginS.E. Asia
Tank setupPlanted tank with small and peaceful tank mates. Subdued lighting.
CompatibilityPeaceful community fish.
Temperature22-26oC (72-78oF)
Water chemistryFairly soft, slightly acidic (pH 6.0-6.5) preferred.
FeedingOmnivorous, most foods accepted - flake, granular food, micro-pellets and small frozen/live foods.
SexingThe black region on males is slightly extended and rounded at the bottom. Females have a straight edge to the black portion.
BreedingVery soft, mature acidic water required. Remove parents after spawning, eggs hatch in 24 hours.
Comments This fish is definitely seen at its best when in a larger shoal of at least 8-10 individuals. A well established aquarium with good filtration is necessary to maintain them in good condition. A second species (T. espei) has very similar markings and may also be sold under the name 'Harlequin'.


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