Sold Out. This beautiful rasbora is an ideal candidate for the heavily planted aquarium and displays fascinating shoaling behavior! The Rummy Nose Rasbora Sawbwa resplendens , also known as the Asian Rummy Nose Tetra although it is not a true tetra , is a beautiful cooler-water nano fish that is very popular among aquarists due to its shoaling behavior, peaceful disposition, and small size. This fish can be the highlight in any peaceful community aquarium and it is a particular standout in the planted aquarium with dark substrate. The wild populations of this fish are unfortunately suffering, but there are a few farms cultivating and preserving this magnificent species. The Rummy Nose Rasbora typically occupies the top and middle level of the water column, although it can often be seen swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well.
Rummy Nose Rasbora AKA Sawbwa Barb (Sawbwa resplendens) - TANK-BRED!!!
Asian Rummynose-Sawbwa resplendens
ASIAN RUMMYNOSE TETRA regular
Order : Cypriniformes Family : Cyprinidae. Non-native, predatory Parambassis and Tilapia species have been introduced for farming, while collection for the aquarium trade may also be exerting a negative effect. The water is clear, shallow metres deep in most places and has a very fertile, loamy substrate, although it can be muddy and turbid around the margins. It is famed for its stilted villages and local fishermen known as Intha who row their boats using only one leg.
The Asian Rummynose Sawbwa resplendens originates from the Inle Lake region of Myanmar, where they are found both in the lake itself and surrounding slow-moving steams. They are a schooling species that utilize large schools of individuals to help protect themselves from other larger fish species that would seem them as food. They also inhabit heavily vegetated areas where they can use the dense vegetation to help protect them from predators. It is highly recommended that hobbyists keep this species in groups of at least 6 individuals, with 10 or more being even more beneficial. The reason for this is that the species has developed as a school based species and depends on a group of individuals in order to feel secure and to be able to socialize properly.