Everyone needs a good night out. A little dinner and a show, but since we may not be able to safely rejoin society for these activities quite yet, The Wet Spot would like to invite you to an intimate dinner party you can enjoy from home. No, not a virtual event, something a little more old-school and long-lasting. Rather, a feast for the eyes, courtesy of the Rasboras in your personal tanks.
Restricted to the forest streams of the Greater Sunda Islands, Trigonostigma hengeli is our delicate salad course. Commonly referred to as “Narrow Wedge Rasboras”, they reach up to 1.5 inches in length and have light, almost translucent bodies with a…you guessed it…narrow wedge of purple with a thin red border down their sides.
Found in the slow-moving sections of forest streams in Thailand and Cambodia, Trigonostigma espei is the main course with a side of dense aquatic vegetation. Known as “Pork Chop Rasboras”, these Southeast Asian Cyprinids reach up to 1.5 inches in length, and truly resemble little pork chops with a dark lateral stripe resembling the bone and meaty red coloration surrounding it.