Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

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Description of the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora is a beautiful addition to the tropical aquarium. It gets the name 'Emerald' from the color of the bars running along its body. It is tiny fish, growing to about 2cm in length.

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Popular Name: Emerald Dwarf Rasbora
Species: Microrasbora erythromicron

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Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

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  • Size: 2cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 7.0 to 7.5. Temp 21 to 25 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flake or Frozen Food particularly Brine Shrimp or Daphnia

  • Temperament: Sociable Fish

  • Habitat: Lakes and Streams

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Lake Inlay, Myanmar

Scientific Classification of the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Microrasbora erythromicron

  • Popular Name: Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Cypriniformes

  • Family:Cyprinidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Emerald Dwarf Rasbora?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Emerald Dwarf Rasbora slimy?
Emerald Dwarf Rasbora secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Emerald Dwarf Rasbora have gills?
Gills enable the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

  • Interesting Information about Emerald Dwarf Rasbora

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Emerald Dwarf Rasbora slimy?

  • Why do the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Emerald Dwarf Rasbora have fins?

  • Species: Microrasbora erythromicron

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