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The Daisy Rice Fish (Oryzias woworae) is a charming and peaceful freshwater fish known for its vibrant coloration and active behavior. Here is some detailed information about them:


Average Size: Typically grows to around 1-1.5 inches (2.5-3.8 cm) in length.


Lifespan: Can live up to 2-3 years with proper care.



  • Admired for its striking coloration, featuring bright red-orange bodies with iridescent blue and green accents.
  • Possesses a streamlined body with a forked tail fin and a slightly upturned mouth.
  • Males are typically more brightly colored and have longer fins compared to females.



  • Native to the clear, slow-moving waters of Lake Matano in Sulawesi, Indonesia.



  • Active and social, often seen swimming in schools near the water's surface.
  • Generally peaceful and can be kept in community tanks with other small, non-aggressive fish.
  • Males may display territorial behavior towards each other, especially during breeding.


Tank Size:

  • Suitable for small to moderately-sized aquariums. A tank of at least 10 gallons is recommended for a small group.


Care Level:

  • Easy. They are hardy and adaptable, tolerating a range of water conditions.
  • Regular water changes and a balanced diet are essential for their health and well-being.



  • Omnivorous. They will accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flake, pellet, and small live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and bloodworms.
  • Supplement their diet with vegetable matter such as blanched spinach or algae-based foods.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-8.0
  • Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • Hardness: 5-20 dGH



  • Provide plenty of plants and hiding spots, as well as open swimming areas.
  • Breeding can occur in captivity but may require specific conditions such as slightly acidic water and higher temperatures.


Disclaimer: "Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values or specific care requirements, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Within store hours, our team of experts is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide personalized guidance on care."

Daisy Rice Fish

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