False Harlequin (Trigonostigma espei)
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False Harlequin (Trigonostigma espei)


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Common Name: False Harlequin
Proper Name: Trigonostigma espei
Category: Cyprinids
Temperature: 23 - 28 C
Temperament Active
Maximum Size: 4 cm
 
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By far my favorite rasbora, doesn't get as deep bodied as harlequins, but the coloration is alot brighter. Adults are bright red across their body. I would keep them in a shoal of at least 6 with 10 being ideal. I've kept them in hard water with no problems, the key is to have a very heavily planted aquarium and to feed them small amounts of food two - three times daily -Cheers!
 
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It is one of my favorite schooling fish, they look fantastic in a planted tank! Unfortunately I donít seem to be able to find them locally (South Florida) or at least close enough so I donít have to pay $50 in shipping alone. Another great fish is the rasbora hengeli but I canít find it locally either. Does anybody know who sells them? If so, please send me a message.
 
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Great little schooling fish. I keep 9 in a high tech 12G and they love swimming around in the current. Red coloration really comes out as they mature.
 
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These are a very pretty little fish.
 
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I love my espei's. I've had 6 for over a year. Unfortunately one of their tails started to rot away and when it got down to the bone i euthanized it. He fought it for a good month but didnt win.
 
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Love these guys! I keep them with neon tetras, and they love to "play" together! They are also pretty cool because it sometimes looks like they have no tail! Awesome, hardy fish! They love to eat though, at least twice as much as my neons.

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