Trigonostigma heteromorpha
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Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Common Names: Harlequin Rasbora
Synonyms: Rasbora heteromorpha
Family: Cyprinidae
Category: Cyprinids
Distribution: Asia; South East Asia.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Schooling; Peaceful.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with small flakes. The Harlequin must be kept in large schools of at least 6 or 7 if it is to survive. Keep a densely planted tank as the Harlequin likes to hide in the plants by night.
5.5 - 7.2
22°C - 25°C
72°F - 77°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 5cm (2")
Female: 5cm (2")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are thinner than females.
Breeding: Keep a pair of young females (9-12 months old) with a two-year old male. Feeding them live foods can improve chances of spawning. Remove parents after spawn and keep the aquarium tank dark until the eggs hatch. Also be sure to include large or broad leafed plants, as the Rasbora lays their eggs on the underside of the broadleafed and large leafed plants.
Comments: The Harlequin needs to be kept in schools as they have a distinct pecking order. Recommended for beginners and community tanks.
Main Colours: Pink, Black
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: GobyFan2007, Alcasan
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