Brilliant Rasbora Care Guide


Brilliant Rasbora
(Rasbora einthovenii)

Common names:
Brilliant rasbora, Long-band rasbora, Einthioven’s rasbora, Blue line rasbora.

Size: 8-9cm

pH: 5.0 – 7.5

Tempº: 22ºC - 26ºC (71 F - 78 F)

Tank region: Middle-Top layer

Origin: Thailand, Malaysia,Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra.

Gender: Females are larger than males.

Notes: The Brilliant Rasbora is one of the larger rasbora species, and is a typical rasbora as far as care and temperament goes. They are very peaceful, and need to be kept in a school of at least 6. They are relatively uncommon in the Aquarium trade – and many fish sold as R.einthoveniI are actually R.borapetensis – however it is easy to tell the two species apart. In R.eiththovenii, the stripe that goes along the body extends into the tail and in front of the eyes on it’s mouth.

In R.borapetensis, the stripe doesn’t extend into the tail and stops just before the gills; and the black stripe has a thin goldish stripe above it. Also, R.einthoveniI is considerably larger than R.borapetensis. The Brilliant Rasbora will take commercially prepared food, and is relatively easy to care for.

Image: Brilliant Rasbora

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