Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
About the family in general
Striped Chinese Minnow
Primary freshwater fish; 9 cm; oviparous; omnivorous; gregarious; midwater dweller. Feral, uncommon. Disturbed forest streams, ponds and reservoirs.
This species was until recently thought to be endemic to Singapore, and was described as Rasborichthys altior and nicknamed "the Singapore Minnow". The fish is actually a feral species originating from China, probably introduced with fingerlings of pond-culture carps in the late 1800s or early 1900s.
Fishes in Singapore
Amazing Fishy Facts
About the guidebook
From A Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre