Harlequin Rasbora

Latin Name: Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Other Names: Harlequin Rasbora, Rasbora Heteromorpha

How hard are they to keep? Harlequin Rasboras are relatively easy to keep and are suitable for beginners. They are hardy and can adapt to a wide range of water conditions.

What is its maximum size? The maximum size of Harlequin Rasboras is around 2 inches (5 cm) in length.

Where are they from? Harlequin Rasboras are native to Southeast Asia, specifically Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.

How many can I keep? It is recommended to keep Harlequin Rasboras in groups of at least 6 individuals, preferably more. They are schooling fish and feel more secure and exhibit their natural behaviour when kept in larger numbers.

How compatible are they with other fish? Harlequin Rasboras are generally peaceful and compatible with a variety of community fish. They can coexist with other peaceful species like tetras, dwarf gouramis, and peaceful bottom-dwelling fish.

What are the ideal water conditions? The ideal water conditions for Harlequin Rasboras are a temperature range of 73-81°F (23-27°C), pH between 6.0-7.5, and hardness around 2-10 dGH. They prefer well-aerated, clean water with plenty of hiding places and areas to swim. The Harlequin Rasboras that are for sale have been climatized to our local water conditions.

How do you tell the difference between male and female? Male Harlequin Rasboras are generally slimmer and more brightly coloured than females. Females tend to be rounder and slightly larger. During breeding, the females may also appear fuller with eggs.

Fun Fact: Harlequin Rasboras derive their name from their striking coloration, resembling the iconic harlequin pattern. Their bodies showcase a combination of vibrant orange, black, and silver markings, adding a touch of beauty and liveliness to any aquarium. They are active swimmers and can bring a lively presence to a community tank.

These can be found in tank Number: 7


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