Species group: Rasboras
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Scientific name: Trigonostigma espei
The Espe's Rasbora is a small member of the Cyprinidae family of fish, and is native to southernThailand. It inhabits slow moving, peaty streams and ponds, and feeds on small insects and crustaceans, and zooplankton. In captivity, Trigonostigma espei does best in a dimly lit, densely planted tank. As it is a schooling fish, it needs to be kept in groups of at least 8 - 10 fish.
The Espe's Rasbora is a peaceful but shy fish preferring the company of its own species. They love to school together in community tanks.
A 25-gallon tank is adequate for housing the Espe's Rasbora. Floating plants and dark soil substrates can also be added. Dense plantation providing shady vegetation brings out the best colors of this species. However, sufficient swimming space is also maintained in the upper and middle levels of the tank for swimming. Peat filtration can also be provided. Partial water changes are sufficient but soft water conditions (slightly acidic) are ideal for long term care.
groups, fantastic beginner fish, peaceful schooling fish
weekly water changes, black lambchop shape
Watch your pH level!
pH can be quite stable or fluctuate, depending on the carbonate level in the water. It is quite possible for the pH to suddenly drop due to a build-up of natural acids in the water. This decreases carbonates, allowing the pH to suddenly crash. The only way to know the pH is to test it..
From James 622 days ago