Somphong Rasbora med
Temperature:23-28 Deg C / 73-82 Deg F
Average adult fish size:30cm / 12 Inches
Recommended tank size:400 Litres
Scientific name:Nimbochromis livingstonii, Cyrtocara livingstonii, Haplochromis livingstonii, Hemichromis livingstonii
Sexing:Males are generally more colorful. The fin edges are often red in color. Males also have brighter egg spots.
Place of origin:Lake Malawi
Feeding:Omnivorous – Does well with flakes and pellets designed for african cichlids. Diet should be supplimented with live foods such as insect larvae, aquatic insects, fish, earthworms, tubifex worms and crustaceans or green vegetables such as romaine lettuce, spinach, peas or zucchini.
Typical tank setup:Rocky Malawi tank with plenty of open swimming space
Breeding:Use a large breeding tank with one male and three or four females. Use water with the following propertieS
Rasboras are a peaceful species and do very well in community aquariums with other peaceful fish of similar size. They do best if kept in schools of 8 or more.
There are three common variations of this species in the trade
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