Hotline: +36 1 6104627

Fish - Barb - Sawbwa resplendens

5 1

pH: 6.8-7.2
Temperature: 22°C - 24°C 
Hardness: 12 dH - 20 dH 
Potential Size: 3 cm
Water Region: All; This fish will cover all areas of the aquarium, and prefer a heavily planted tank, with places to hide.
Activity: Diurnal
Gender: The male has the "rummy-red" nose and red tips on his tail fins. He has a milky or blue-ish body and is a little larger than the female, who lacks the red coloration. She is typically more silver in coloration.

Sign up to get notified when this product is back in stock

Availability: Out of stock

2.61 EUR
Green Aqua

YOU GET BONUS POINTS after your purchase. The points can be used for 1 year after the purchase. 1 point = HUF 1 (about EUR 0.00345)

GOOD SHIPPING PRICES. Favorable shipping prices for all EU countries. Check your country from the list.

SECURE CREDIT CARD PAYMENT. You can safely pay with credit card - you will be redirected to the CIB Bank secure site! We do not receive any card data!

TRANSPARENT BUSINESS. You are buying from one of the top Aquascaping companies in the world. Green Aqua is a known and respected business. Your orders are safe with us.

QUICK ORDER DELIVERY. We have a uniquely huge stock of goods. Our delivery is very quick. Backorders are limited with us.

PROFESSIONAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT. We emphasize on communicating with our client. We all come from the Aquascaping hobby, we would like to help you with your question.

INSPIRATION. Green Aqua has a world-famous Aquascaping Gallery in Törökbálint, Hungary with 22 planted tanks.







 Temperament: Timid; This fish is quite peaceful in a species tank or in a community, althought the males can be nippy while competing for the attention of a female. It's suggested to keep these fish in no less than groups of six fish, preferably more. If possible, having more females than males will help keep the males from being aggressive toward one another. As these fish are quite small, they may not compete well for food in a community setting, and could easily be scared into hiding. So, a large shoal is best for these rasboras. The tank should be covered as these little fish may jump if scared.

Diet: Ominvore; As this fish is not widely available in international markets for sale, many of the specimens purchased might be 1-3 generations removed from the wild fish in Lake Inle. So, there maybe be a reluctance for them to accept flake and prepared foods. Be sure to feed the a variety of foods such as small plankton or daphnia, and a good flake. Be sure to provide food that is small enough for their tiny mouths.

Care: The Asian Rummynose will not do well in acidic waters. Their home waters in Lake Inle are highly alkaline, having a bed of calciferous rock. They are sensitive to large swings in temperature and pH so, they may not be the best fish for the beginning fishkeeper. Good quality, stable water conditions are a must for this fish.

As these are lake fish, little or no water movement is preferred. They color best when their natural habitat is replicated in a peaceful species or community tank. Other than their sensitivity to temperature and water quality, these are hardy little fish. Interesting for a cyprinid, this fish is said to be scaleless. I have also read that they have very small scales. So take care to medicate very gently only when needed, especially with meds containing copper.
pH: 6.8-7.2
Temperature: 22°C - 24°C
Hardness: 12 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: 3 cm
Water Region: All; This fish will cover all areas of the aquarium, and prefer a heavily planted tank, with places to hide.
Activity: Diurnal
Gender: The male has the "rummy-red" nose and red tips on his tail fins. He has a milky or blue-ish body and is a little larger than the female, who lacks the red coloration. She is typically more silver in coloration.
Breeding: It seems as if these fish prefer cooler water temps in late winter in their natural habitat in order to encourage spawning. Temps between 57-64 F seem to be when they spawn most in the wild, the females leave eggs on the underside of leaves and in spawning mops. The eggs should be protected from the parents and other fish in the tank.


Additional Info

NameFish - Barb - Sawbwa resplendens
ManufacturerGreen Aqua

Other Customers Were Interested In


Special product delivery

Our main shipping provider - GLS is only delivering our packages up until a certain weight. In some extreme cases - involving shipping of big aquariums, furniture - we will calculate a custom shipping cost, after receiving your order. We will only ship the purchased products after you have confirmed this shipping cost with us.

Our goal is to deliver the plants as quickly as possible to your address, so we are making regular (two times per week) orders to our manufacturers and will send you the fresh plants with GLS as soon as they arrive to us. We also have a uniquely high stock, with hundreds of plants. Please read our terms and conditions.

We would like to inform you that according to the EU regulations we are not allowed to ship live animals or dangerous goods (such as CO2 bottles in example) through our delivery partners. Please note that these can only be picked up at our store. The list of the dangerous goods on sale by Green Aqua can be found here.

Please protect your purchase by always inspecting the package right after delivery. In case of visible damages on the exterior of the package you will need to sigh a written damage form IN THE PRESENCE of the delivery agent! We can only guarantee replacement or resending of any goods if a written damage form or claims form is filled at the time of the delivery! With seamlessly undamaged packages on the exterior, you have 7 days to report any missing or damaged goods from the interor of the package.
Post your comment

GREEN AQUA Aquascaping Gallery and Store