This extraordinary beauty is a real dwarf (maximum length around 2.5 cm). It originates from the southwestern province of Ranong in Thailand (which forms a border to Burma) and is now available in perfect quality. Initially this fish has been described in the genus Microrasbora, but has been transferred together with M. gatesi and M. nana in the new genus Microdevario in 2009.
The peaceful schooling fish is a perfect species for the so-called nano-aquaria. In the wild, they inhabit brooks and so they need clear, clean and oxygen-rich water. The temperature should be between 22°C and 26°C. Water chemestry is of no relevance as long as extremes are avoided.
One should keep in mind that the brilliant green stripe can be seen only when the light comes from ahead and arrange the illumination of the tank in an appropriate way.
For our customers: the fish has code 430892 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Text & Photos: Frank Schäfer