Rasbora Care Information
If you’re just getting started with a freshwater aquarium, rasboras are a great addition. These peaceful, colorful fish are schoolers and will work well with a variety of other community freshwater fish.
Rasboras fall into the same family as barbs, danios and koi. These fish are small, most growing to less than 4″, which means they’ll work well in smaller freshwater tanks. Depending on the type of rasboras you get, you could even have a small school of them in a nano tank. Certainly a 10 gallon tank or larger will work great for these guys.
Rasboras in wild live in slow flowing forest streams, so lighting for them can be low or subdued. They also like lots of vegetation, so if you want a planted tank with a striking pop of color, these guys are a great option! They don’t need fast flowing water, but a gentle current will be nice. A darker substrate will make them feel right at home and a school of 7 or more will keep them happy. They can jump, so make sure to keep a lid on your tank!
PH: as low as 4
COMMUNITY: Rasboras work well with tetras, some danios, guppies, and bottom dwellers like loaches.
FOOD: Flakes and shrimp pellets work well for these guys.
TYPRS: A few types of rasboras include the Harlequin Rasbora, pictured above and others like
Micro Tiger Rasboras
Celestial Galaxy Rasbora