Scientific Name: Rasbora erythromicron
Care level: Easy
This may be a small fish, only growing to about three quarters of an inch but they are full of color. They sport a yellow and blue uniquely stripped body with a black spot my their tailfin and red cheeks. Definitely a pretty and interesting fish to add to any community aquarium.
Origin: Southeast Asia
Temp 76-84 F
These fish are omnivores. They will eat flake food, although live foods and frozen brine shrimp are preferred.
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We guarantee our shrimp will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the shrimp will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs.
Once you receive your shrimp, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Yours!
We feed them once a day alternating between pellets, wafers and a home-made frozen vegetable mixture. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. We also supply our shrimp with many hiding places in varying live plants, mosses, malaysian driftwood and large lava or river rocks to graze on. Building the tank this way will give algae more ground to cover, providing a more natural diet.