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The Dwarf Emerald Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron) is a striking and petite species that adds a touch of vibrant green to any aquarium. Here is some detailed information about this captivating fish:


Average Size: Typically grows to around 0.8-1 inch (2-2.5 cm) in length.


Lifespan: Can live up to 3-5 years with proper care.



  • Known for its bright emerald green body adorned with horizontal blue stripes and an orange hue on the fins.
  • Peaceful and highly social, making it ideal for nano tanks and community aquariums.
  • Features a slender, streamlined body with large eyes in proportion to its size.



  • Native to the slow-moving waters of Inle Lake in Myanmar.



  • Generally peaceful and best kept in groups of six or more to exhibit natural schooling behavior and reduce stress.
  • Active swimmers that prefer the middle and upper levels of the aquarium.


Tank Size:

  • Requires a tank of at least 10 gallons, with plenty of plants and hiding spots to create a comfortable environment.


Care Level:

  • Easy to Moderate. They are relatively hardy but thrive best in well-maintained tanks with stable water conditions.



  • Omnivorous. Will thrive on a varied diet including high-quality micro-pellet or flake food, supplemented with live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, and micro-worms.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 6.5-7.5
  • Temperature: 72-79°F (22-26°C)
  • Hardness: 5-12 dGH



  • Provide a well-planted tank with plenty of open swimming areas and gentle filtration to mimic their natural habitat.
  • Maintain excellent water quality with regular water changes and avoid sudden fluctuations in water parameters.


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."

Dwarf Emerald Rasbora

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