Microrasbora rubescens

The Microrasbora rubescens lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Microrasbora rubescens has escaped from aquariums and is now an invasive species in many temperate regions, apparently benefitting from global warming. Current Taxonomy - Microrasbora, until recently, included a number of described species. More

The latter site also has microrasbora rubescens for comparison here. note the more pointed anal and dorsal fins. http://www.charm.jp/img/181/18162-1.jpg Anyone know what it is? EDIT: This photo of simplex's resembles this fish quite closely. http://www.petfrd.com/forum/attachment. More

Microrasbora rubescens has also been collected around the margins of the lake where grass and reed-like plants grow thickly and from pools and slower-flowing sections of streams within its extended basin. More

Common names

Pikkurasbora in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Razborka červenavá in Czech (česky)
Rötliche Zwergrasbora in German (Deutsch)
Rusorasbora in Finnish (suomen kieli)
紅身小波魚 in Mandarin Chinese
紅身小波魚 in Unknown
红身小波鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
红身小波鱼 in Unknown

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Microrasbora
Species : Microrasbora rubescens
Authority : Annandale, 1918