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Rasboroides vaterifloris - Orange-finned barbMagyarul / Hungarian
Rasboroides vaterifloris - Orange-finned barbRasboroides vaterifloris - Orange-finned barbRasboroides vaterifloris - Orange-finned barb
  • Scientific name: Rasboroides vaterifloris
  • Synonyms: Rasbora nigromarginata, Rasbora vaterifloris, Rasbora vaterifloris pallida, Rasbora vaterifloris ruber, Rasbora vaterifloris rubioculis, Rasbora vaterifloris typica
  • Common name: Orange-finned barb, Singhalese Fire Rasbora
  • Group: Cyprinids
  • Habitat: Asia; Sri Lanka.
  • Size: 4 cm
  • Biotope: Rivers.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Breeding: Hard
  • Tank: Minimum 90 litres
  • Population: 10-12 fishes for 90 litres
  • Decoration: Plants, rocks, driftwood
  • Temperature: 25-28 °C
  • pH: 6,5-6,8
  • Hardness: 4,5-8,5NK°
  • Lifespan: 3-5 years
Description: The Rasboroides vaterifloris, also known as the Orange-Finned Barb or Singhalese Fire Rasbora, is a fish for the specialist. The male of this species is smaller than the female and tends to be more colorful.

Rasboroides vaterifloris requires a well established planted aquarium with superior water quality and stable water conditions. This species is compatible with other peaceful fish as well as others of its own species.

The Rasboroides vaterifloris requires a warm, densely-planted breeding tank in order to spawn. After spawning, the water level should be reduced to around six inches. After the eggs hatch, usually in 36 hours, the fry will require live foods such as newly-hatched brine shrimp.