Espei Rasbora/Lambchop Rasbora "Trigonostigma espei"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Copper

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly acidic (5.5 to 7.5 pH), intermediate water hardness (1 to 15 dGH), 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

General: Originally having been found in Vietnam, and Thailand, this smaller schooling species can be used to help add color to any community-based aquarium. The species Trigonostigma espei is considered to be very hardy, and typically a good choice to go to when initially entering the hobby.

Aquarium Diet: Brine shrimp, blackworms, spirulina, and general flakes

Compatibility: The Espei Rasbora is typically compatible with other community-based fish including other Rasbora, Danio, Tetra, and Corydoras. It is possible to keep Trigonostigma espei with livebearers, although they prefer slightly different water chemistries.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (5.5 to 7.5 pH), soft water hardness (1 to 15 dGH)

Dimorphism: The male Trigonostigma espei will be thinner, and more brightly colored than the female.