Freshwater Fish Axelrods Rasbora - Sundadanio axelrodi

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Axelrods Rasbora - Sundadanio axelrodi Fish TypesThe Axelrod Rasbora is a peaceful, active, schooling fish and it's a great addition to densely your freshwater aquarium plants with other small and peaceful species. This tropical aquarium fish is one of the more brilliantly colored species of the genus, especially the male. Interestingly, the fish is not actually a Rasboras type, and is more closely related to Danios, as well as the Galaxy Rasboras type.

Rasbora axelrodi needs a well-established. They will not do well if kept in bright, open spaces, and most fish over 6cm will be large enough to cause stress or eat these little fish. Therefore, the Axelrods Rasbora is only suited to a few aquariums and looks best in heavily planted nano-tanks.

Keeping the Axelrods Rasbora in groups of six or more, included provide soft, acidic water along with a darker substrate or dark areas will make the fish healthy and has a powerful colour. The fish are active and seem to enjoy areas with a little flow as well as quieter spots. However, it is also said to make a croaking noise when shocked or removed from water.
Axelrods Rasbora Sundadanio axelrodi PhotoAn omnivore, this Rasbora does well on a diet of prepared flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex. Whilst the normal colour strain of this fish has a blue upper body and red mid-lower body, there are a number of colour morphs of this species, including blue, red, and green varieties. Males are generally more colourful and may have darker anal fins. Unfortunately, the Axelrod Rasboras breeding habits in the aquarium have not been documented and because this fish needs a specific environment and good water quality to thrive, it is not a beginner species.