Photo taken at Aqualand in Hopkins, MN.
Species/genus: Rasbora heteromorpha
Origin: Southeast Asia
Temp: 72 – 88°F (22 – 31 °C)
pH:6.5 dH: Soft
Temperament: Very Peaceful
Adult Size: 1 ½ in (4 cm)
Minimum Tank Size: 5
Feeding: Always hungry, eats all standard Aquarium foods
Breeding: Hard to spawn and not very productive when it does. Spawning requires water with a low pH and very soft with a temperature around 80° F. Only produces about 50 eggs. Hangs it’s eggs from plant leaves.
Comments: A very desirable small and undemanding fish. Harlequins are great schoolers, always active and are made to order for a planted tank. Harlequins can live up to 5 years.