Native Location: Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia
Maximum Size: 30mm
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, we treat for any health issues that may occur during transport and insure each fish is eating well and looking healthy. All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.