Japanese Rice Fish

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      The Medaka Ricefish (Oryzias latipes) is a small, hardy fish native to East Asia. It is a popular freshwater fish due to its small size, peaceful nature, and tolerance for a wide range of water parameters. Medaka Ricefish are also easy to breed, making them a good choice for novice aquarists.

      Care Guide:

      • Tank Size: Medaka Ricefish can be kept in tanks as small as 5 gallons, but a 10-gallon tank is ideal.

      • Water Parameters: An ideal water parameter is a pH of 6.5 to 7.5, a hardness of 5 to 15 dGH, and a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

      • Filtration: A sponge filter or other gentle filter is sufficient for almost tiny freshwater fishes, especially Medaka Ricefish.

      • Substrate: Medaka ricefish prefer a sandy or gravel substrate.

      • Plants: Medaka ricefish appreciate plants for cover and spawning.

      • Lighting: Medaka ricefish do not require special lighting, but a moderate amount of light is ideal.

      • Diet: Medaka ricefish are omnivores and will eat a variety of foods, including live food, frozen food, and dry food.

      • Breeding: Medaka ricefish are easy to breed in captivity. Simply provide them with a spawning mop or other spawning medium, and they will do the rest.


      1. How long do Medaka Ricefish live?

      Medaka Ricefish typically live for 2 to 3 years in captivity.

      2. Can Medaka Ricefish be kept with other fish?

      Medaka Ricefish are peaceful fish and can be kept with other small, peaceful freshwater fish. However, they should be kept from larger, aggressive fish.

      3. What are some common diseases that affect Medaka Ricefish?

      Medaka ricefish are generally healthy but susceptible to diseases such as ich, fin rot, and dropsy.




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