Kubotai Rasbora (Microdevario kubotai)
The Kubotai Rasbora, also known as Green Neon Rasbora, is an eye-catching, small freshwater fish characterized by its bright green coloration and black horizontal stripes. Thanks to their amicable nature, they make great tank mates for other peaceful community fish of similar size.
These active swimmers grow to around 1-1.2 inches in length and should be kept in schools of at least 8-10 to promote their natural behavior and reduce stress. These peaceful fish are well-suited for community tanks with similarly sized, non-aggressive tank mates. Tank companions could include other rasboras, tetras, and small peaceful catfish. The Kubotai Rasbora's temperament makes it an excellent addition to most peaceful aquarium setups.
Kubotai Rasboras are omnivorous and enjoy a balanced diet of high-quality flake or pellet food, supplemented with live and frozen foods such as daphnia, brine shrimp, and bloodworms.
A well-planted aquarium with a sandy substrate, driftwood, and rocks will closely resemble their natural habitat. Provide ample swimming space and use plants like Java fern, Anubias, and Cryptocoryne to create hiding spots. Floating plants can help to diffuse the light entering the tank, replicating their shaded forest stream environment. Keep the water soft, slightly acidic, and stable to ensure their well-being.
A minimum tank size of 10 gallons is recommended, with larger tanks being preferred for bigger schools. The ideal water parameters for these fish include a pH of 6.0-7.5, a hardness of 1-12 dGH, and a temperature range of 73-79°F (23-26°C).
Additionally, a securely fitted lid is essential to prevent escape, as the Kubotai Rasbora, like most rasboras, is an adept jumper.
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