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Lambchop Rasbora

Imported 

Lambchop Rasbora

Trigonostigma espei

Native Location: Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 30mm 

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Carnivore 

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 23-28℃ (73.4-82.4℉)

Preferred pH Range: 5.5-7.5

Minimum Aquarium Size: 60cm x 30cm for a smaller group however larger numbers are advised so a greater sized aquarium should be used. 

Potential Tankmates: Any small peaceful Tetra, dwarf Cichlid, Pleco and loaches.

Care Level: Easy

The LambChop Rasbora is easily recognisable by the black marking on each side of their body resembling the shape of a lamb chop. The black in contrast to the golden red/brown bodies provides an excellent dash of colour in any lush green planted tank.

We suggest keeping them in groups of 6 or more to appreciate them at their finest. As with most smaller fish, they tend to become more relaxed and exhibit much more natural behaviours when in these settings. Provide them with a steady environment and varied diet of bloodworm, daphnia, brine shrimp along with quality dry foods for best results.

Unlike most fish in this family, the Lambchop Rasbora actually places fertilised eggs on the underside of plant leaves. A good backup plan would be to place some kind of mesh on the base of the aquarium to catch any eggs that don’t stick to the leaves.

Within the aquascaping community, the Lambchop Rasbora has become the first favourite and appears in some of the best and most talented aquascapers aquariums. One look and it’s easy to see why.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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vecks69 (NoLastName)
Lambchop

What a fantastic find at the fish room . Hard to come by but really please that Cam had a few getting ready for homing and yes my order is in . So closely related to the harlequin and yet so different . Definitely an addition to my aquarium that is 100% welcome .