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Rasbora tornieri

Tornieri rasbora are found in Southeast Asian waters in Cambodia, Sumatra, Borneo and Malaysia. The fish are found in a variety of habitats, including forest channels, rivers and reservoirs. The fish are not difficult to keep and can be recommended for novice aquarists.

Rasbora tornieri has an elongated body. The back is gray, the belly is silvery. Along the entire body runs a double stripe of yellow-orange and dark. Some specimens of the fish have a pinkish coloration. Females are slightly larger than males and have a rounded abdomen. The size of the fish is 8-9 cm.

Rasbora tornieri

Rasbora tornieri are peaceful gregarious fish. Keep them in a group of 6-10 fish in an aquarium volume of 120 liters. Can be kept in a common aquarium with a comparable size of peaceful fish.

The interior arrangement of the aquarium is not particularly demanding. It is important to ensure sufficient space for the fish to swim freely. Tornieri Rasboras will feel equally comfortable in a densely planted aquarium, as well as in an almost empty aquarium. Coarse to medium sized gravel can be used as a substrate. Snags and large stones can be placed on the bottom. The tank should always have a cover to prevent the fish from jumping out of it.

Water parameters: temperature 20-26° C, hardness dH 1-10°, pH 4,0-7,0. Fish are very sensitive to build-up of organic matter in the water, so effective filtration is essential. Aeration and a weekly change of 1/3 of the aquarium water to fresh water is also essential.

Rasbora tornieri

Fish feed on aquatic and terrestrial insects in nature. In an aquarium, the fish are fed mainly with a variety of dry food. Also, to enhance coloration and stimulate spawning, the fish are given live and frozen Daphnia, Artemia and bloodworms. The fish should be fed twice a day.


During the spawning process Rasborora Tornieri lays eggs chaotically scattering them on the substrate. The fish do not show parental care for their future offspring. In the aquarium, where the fish live permanently, they periodically spawn, but the percentage of surviving fry in this case will be extremely low. In order to keep future fry need to breed fish in a specially designated spawning tank.

A separating net is placed at the bottom of the spawning tank. Once the producers spawn, they are immediately transferred to another aquarium. held for 18-48 hours, and after 24-48 hours fry begin to swim and eat.

Artemia nauplii serve as starter food for the fry.

Rasbora tornieri

Life expectancy of the Rasbora tornieri under aquarium conditions is 6-8 years.

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