Rasboro red linear (Rasbora pauciperforata) Weber De Beaufort, 1916
Red-striping, or otherwise, Malay, red-linear — very lively, lively, extremely shy fish, but gaining confidence in a company of fish, even if they are of a different type.
Habitat: inhabitant of peat bogs, inhabits the streams and reservoirs of Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia.
Description: body Malay rasbory elongated, slim. The head is yellow, olive or brown, the back is yellow-brown translucent, with dark edging on the scales. The sides are greenish with silver glitter, the abdomen is white-silver.
A characteristic feature of the fish is a light stripe running all over the body, from the snout to the caudal fin, on top of which a narrower fiery-red stripe burns, as if to a black thin line. Fins are colorless, transparent.
Tail stem below dark. The upper part of the iris is red.
Males differ from females in smaller sizes and slimness.
Arrangement and parameters of the aquarium: for a small flock of Rasbor red stripes (Rasbora pauciperforata) of 6 individuals, you will need an aquarium 40-50 cm long with a large number of dense thickets of plants with small leaves, as well as floating plants that protect the fish from bright light. Against the background of dark soil and koryag fish look much more interesting.
Requires open areas for swimming.
Need a systematic replacement of water in small quantities and filtration.
Red striping is very sensitive to the composition of the water and needs soft, old and acidic water, better than peat.
Water parameters: 25-28 ° C, dH 6-10, pH 6.0-6.8.
The redline line is a very peaceful fish that gets along well with the same non-aggressive neighbors. Prefers top and middle layers of water in the aquarium.
Nutrition: in aquarium conditions, red-striped pick-up accepts live food and substitutes. As an addition to the diet, herbal ingredients are needed.
Reproduction: for breeding Malay rasbor need spawning size of 60 cm, the bottom of which is covered with Javanese moss. The lighting is weak.
The temperature is increased by several degrees, the hardness (dH) is lowered to 2-5, the acidity (pH) is 5.3-6.5.
The fecundity of the female is up to 300 yellowish eggs. Then the producers are deposited.
The larvae hatch after a day, and after five are able to swim and feed on their own.
At the initial stage, the fry can be fed with infusoria, the smallest nauplii of cyclops and artemia. As you grow, the size of the feed increases.
Do not forget to maintain cleanliness in the nursery aquarium and make regular changes up to two times daily with the removal of residues of non-eaten feed.
Sexual maturity at comes to 8-10 months.
In aquarium conditions Rasbora red-banded (Rasbora pauciperforata) can live up to 3 years.