Russian Bitterling (Acanthorhodeus asmussi)

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Russian Bitterling

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Russian Bitterling

Acanthorhodeus asmussi

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")

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Freshwater

pH

7.0 - 7.5

18 -22 °C (64.4-71.6°F)

6-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

2-? years

Family

Cyprinidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Spiny Bitterling

Additional scientific names

Acanthorhodeus asmussii, Acanthorhodeus asmussii amurensis, Acanthorhodeus taenianalis, Acheilognathus asmussii, Acheilognathus assmussii, Devario asmussii


Origin

Sexing

It is difficult to visually sex this fish. Mature females may appear more full in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

A temperate fish that is not often found in the pet trade. Is best kept with similar-sized fish with similar temperaments, or in a species tank. Usually only found in public aquariums.

Diet

Should accept most foods including brine shrimp.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

This fish is best kept in large tanks which are well filtered and oxygenated. They will not do well in very warm temperatures.

Behaviour

Active mid-swimming fish.

Identification

A slender fish with a slightly humped spine. The fins are clear in colour with a sharply forked caudal fin, while the flanks are iridescent silver.

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