Rasbora tornieri
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Rasbora tornieri

Common Names: Yellowtail Rasbora
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; Southeastern Asia
Main Ecosystem: Stream
Temperament: Schooling; Rasbora tornieri is an extremely peaceful and rather timid species.
Diet: Ominvore; Accepts almost any commercial formulation such as flakes, but livefoods are relished.
Care: Rasbora tornieri is an extremely hardy species with no specific water requirements. Be sure that there is plenty of open swimming space, as this fish is quite active and spends most of its time pacing around the aquarium. A small current would be favorable to simulate its natural surroundings.
6.2 - 7.5
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
10 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 14cm (5.5")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Surface; Will rarely ever venture far from the surface
Activity: Diurnal
Gender: Females are larger and noticeably plumper than males. The yellow stripe in males is also more intense.
Breeding: Breeding has not yet been accomplished in aquaria, although a large water change may stimulate breeding.
Comments: Being a rather large Rasbora species along with the fact that it should be kept in shoals, Rasbora tornieri requires a tank of at least 50 gallons.
Also, keep your tank covered, as this timid species may jump if it feels threatened.
Main Colours: Silver, Yellow, Black
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Forked
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