Microrasbora rubescens

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Please note that the fish shown in the photo is not the exact fish you will receive and is only a representative of what a specimen will look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex (if listed as unsexed) of the fish you receive.

Minimum order: 6
SKU: Cardinal Rasbora WILD (M. rubescens) SM Categories: ,

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**Microrasbora rubescens, Cardinal Rasbora: Max Size Care**

**Max Size:**
– Grows to a maximum size of about 0.8 inches (2 cm).

**Tank Requirements:**
– Suitable for tanks around 10 gallons or more.
– Provide hiding spots using plants and decorations.

**Water Parameters:**
– Temperature: 72°F – 78°F (22°C – 26°C).
– pH: 6.0 – 7.5.
– Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water.

**Tank Setup:**
– Use fine-gravel or sand substrate.
– Provide live plants, especially floating plants, for cover.
– Utilize driftwood and rocks for natural hiding spots.

– Omnivorous diet; offer high-quality flakes, pellets, and small live/frozen foods.

**Behavior and Compatibility:**
– Peaceful and shoaling fish; keep them in groups of 6 or more.
– Compatible with other small, peaceful fish and non-aggressive tankmates.

**Water Maintenance:**
– Perform regular 20-30% water changes to maintain water quality.
– Monitor water parameters and ensure stability.

– Breeding information may vary; may require specific conditions.
– Provide fine-leaved plants or a mesh spawning mop for egg attachment.

**General Tips:**
– Provide a well-planted tank with hiding spots and open swimming areas.
– Maintain stable water conditions and good filtration.
– Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping tankmates.

Please note that while these care guidelines offer a general overview, individual fish may have their own behaviors and preferences. Continuous observation and adjustments to care are important for the well-being of your Ruby Rasboras (Microrasbora rubescens).

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