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Japanese Ricefish Medaka Oryzias latipes
Category: Temperate Fish
Price: £3.65 each
Discount: Buy 10 or more Japanese Ricefish Medaka Oryzias latipes and get 10% off!!
Stock: 30 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: Yes
Lovely little fishes that should be kept in groups. Ideal species for small unheated aquariums.
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Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 10 or more Japanese Ricefish Medaka Oryzias latipes and get 10% off!!|
Oryzias latipes (Japanese Ricefish, Medaka)
A small, killifish-like surface dwelling species widely maintained as a laboratory animal but only infrequently offered as an aquarium fish. Colouration varies from brown to pinkish-gold, though artificial forms, including golden and albino forms, are also available. There are no obvious differences between the sexes.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
An easy species to maintain, and consequently very popular for use in laboratories, even to the point that this fish has been maintained on the Space Shuttle!
Very peaceful and gregarious, the ricefish is an ideal addition to the small community tank. It is disturbed by large midwater species such as barbs, but would combine well with coldwater and subtropical gobies and other small species.
Water chemistry is not critical but moderately hard water is recommended. The addition of a small amount of marine salt mix to the water (around SG 1.001-1.003) is not essential but useful in soft water areas or if your ricefish fail to thrive.
Easy to feed, and will accept dried foods readily.
Breeding behaviour is interesting. Fertilisation takes place internally or externally, with the eggs being carried about on the female's anal fin until they stick to plants through which the fish swims. It takes over ten days for the large eggs to hatch, at which point the fry can be immediately reared on liquid fry food.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam|
|Water Parameters||Moderately hard, alkaline water preferred|