Green Kubotai Rasbora

Green Kubotai Rasbora

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Microdevario kubotai

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to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image
provided.



































Synonyms



Microrasbora kubotai



Distribution



Myanmar & Thailand.



Sexual Dimorphism



Mature females fuller bodied.



Maximum Size



2cm (0.8?).



Water Parameters



Soft & acidic. pH 6.0-7.0, dH: up to 10
degrees.



Temperature



22-26 deg C (72-79 deg F).



Compatibility



Specialist community



Lighting



Medium


 

Care

A large group (10+) of these tiny iridescent shoaling fish
makes for an eye-catching display in smaller softwater planted aquaria. The
aquarium should be aquascaped with zones of dense planting, including shady
bogwood pieces and some floating plants to help diffuse the light. There should
be moderate water movement to encourage good levels of oxygenation, but the
current should not be too severe. Microdevario kubotai are peaceful and best
maintained either in a species-only set up, or alongside other tiny fish of a
similar disposition; they are not always suitable for the community aquarium on
account of their diminutive size and slightly timid nature. However, larger
groups, ample cover, and peaceable tankmates will give them much more confidence.
The tank must be mature and receive plenty of small partial water changes on a
regular basis.

 

Feeding

Small frozen foods such as baby brineshrimp, cyclops, and
daphnia, plus crushed flake and micropellets.

 

Breeding

In densely planted aquaria with large groups of
well-conditioned M. kubotai, spawnings should occur regularly with eggs being
scattered over vegetation and decor. The eggs and resultant tiny larvae will be
seen as food by the adults, but if there is plenty of plant cover, some should
survive into adulthood. If a greater number of fry is desired, a separate
breeding aquarium should be set up with plenty of Java moss/spawning mops and
one well-conditioned pair of M. kubotai added. Once spawning is over, the
adults should be carefully removed to another aquarium.