The blackline rasbora is a well-known aquarium fish that has been delighting ornamental fish enthusiasts since 1954. This completely peaceful schooling fish is ideal for enlivening the middle and upper water layers.
Rasbora borapetensis, whose species name was chosen after the place where it was first found (the 220 km2 Bung Borapet swamp in Thailand), has a wide distribution in Southeast Asia. The species grows to around 5 cm in length (total length). Males and females hardly differ externally, the females are only slightly larger and fuller. This Rasbora species is a free spawner; the eggs are hatched near fine aquatic plants. The species does not practice brood-care. The water temperature can be between 22 and 28°C, the pH between 6 and slightly above 8. Any commercially available ornamental fish food of a suitable size is eaten. Plants are ignored.
For our customers: the fish have code 451002 on our stock list. Please note that we only supply the wholesale trade.
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer