Sundadanio axelrodi

Sundadanio axelrodi Brittan 1976
Common Name:Axelrod's Rasbora
Scientific Name:Sundadanio axelrodi
Origin:Borneo, Bangka, Sumatra
Size:Grows to 20mm
Comments:This species was originally named as Rasbora axelrodi but further research has shown it to be more closely related (though different) to a Danio. A new genus was created for this species. It is often sold in a variety of colour morphs. In reality, there is little difference between them. In a well planted aquarium, slight differences in colour can be detected but they are only slight. Best kept with other small species such as Bororas maculatus or Barboides gracilis. Will eat flake food and sifted Daphnia. No reports of successful breeding.

One of the benefits of this web site is that aquarists world wide are always anxious to help and give information. To that end, I am very grateful to Karen Mitchell who has very kindly provided some notes on how she breeds this species.

Ph 5.5, DH1. KH1. Temperature 76°F (25°C). The tank contains both bog wood and plenty of Java Moss. The fry seem to be ignored by the adult fish. They tend to stay near the base of the tank and generally stay in the shelter of the tank corners and under the bog wood. Karen found that only when the lighting was greatly reduced would the adult fish spawn. This was particularly so with the red morph.