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The Red Tail Rasbora, scientifically known as Rasbora borapetensis, is a captivating and popular freshwater fish species that adds a burst of vibrant color and elegance to community aquariums. With its striking red tail fin and peaceful demeanor, the Red Tail Rasbora is a true gem that will enhance the beauty and tranquility of your aquatic environment.


The Red Tail Rasbora showcases a unique and captivating color pattern, featuring a sleek silver body with a bold and vibrant red tail fin. This distinctive marking immediately catches the eye and creates a visually captivating and dynamic display in planted or community aquariums. These rasboras are known for their peaceful and social nature, often seen swimming in schools.


These fish are best kept in groups of five or more to encourage their natural schooling behavior, which enhances their well-being and creates a visually stunning display. They are generally peaceful and make excellent tankmates for a variety of community fish species.


Caring for the Red Tail Rasbora involves creating a stable environment with appropriate water parameters. They thrive in freshwater with specific requirements, including stable temperature, pH, and water hardness levels. A well-planted aquarium with open swimming areas will provide them with the ideal habitat. Their diet should consist of high-quality flake foods, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods for variety.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F (22-26°C)
  • pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness (GH): 2-15 dGH


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Red Tail Rasbora.

Red Tail Rasbora

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