Native Location: Thailand, Eastern Sumatra, Singapore
Maximum Size: 2.5cm
Temperature Range: 20-28℃ (70-82.4℉)
Preferred pH Range: 4.0-6.5
Minimum Aquarium Size: 45cm x 30cm for group of 6-8 fish.
Potential Tankmates: Pygmy Corydoras, Chocolate Gourami, Liquorice Gourami.
Care Level: Easy
The Dwarf Rasbora is a schooling fish and must be kept in a group of at least 8. They are known to be very nervous so the phrase “safety in numbers” really is applicable to this species. Although they are a peaceful fish, they are not the best addition to a community tank and can easily be stressed out. When in good sized groups, males will also display more colour as they try and gain the females attention. They are an excellent species for a small blackwater setup. These little fish are what is known as ‘micropredators’ in their blackwater habitats. Hunting down tiny insects, microorganisms and crustaceans amongst the scattered and decomposing leaf litter and fallen branches. The ideal diet should consist of mainly live foods like daphnia, bloodworm and brineshrimp. The provision of dry foods is ok but their diet should be primarily live.
Breeding is not challenging and spewing will happen daily in a healthy aquarium. This results in fertilised eggs being scattered on the substrate below. In a well established aquarium, a small amount of fry can emerge un-aided. To increase the survival rate, small separate aquariums with mesh on the bottom should be available to allow any eggs to fall beneath and remain until the fry are large enough to swim freely.
All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, we treat for any health issues that may occur during transport and insure
each fish is eating well and looking healthy. All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.
Fish arrived without delay & well packaged.
All very healthy & had good colour with-in seconds of being added to their new home- love their pink colouring.
Have had no losses, all eating readily & behaving as bold as brass from the moment they went into the tank.