Brilliant Rasbora/Red Tail Rasbora
2" - 5"
Minimum Tank Size
Black, Red, White, Yellow
Acidic to Neutral (5 to 7.5 pH), soft water hardness (3 to 6 dGH), 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit
General: The Brilliant Rasbora (Rasbora einthovenii) is a "blackwater", schooling fish species from Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia). They have naturally adapted to acidic, stained, and stagnant water conditions. In order to provide optimal living conditions for this relatively hardy fish species, it is best mimic these environmental characteristics.
Preferred Water Chemistry: Acidic to Neutral (5 to 7.5 pH), Soft water hardness (3 to 6 dH)
Aquarium Diet (Carnivorous): Brine shrimp, blackworms, general flake, omnivore pellet
Dimorphism: Once mature, the Brilliant Rasbora (Rasbora einthovenii) male will gain a more noticeable red, and yellow coloration. The female Brilliant Rasbora will retain the silver, and white coloration. Also, the female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.
Compatibility: The Brilliant Rasbora (Rasbora einthovenii) are typically compatible with other Rasbora, Tetra, Danio, Pencilfish, Dwarf Rainbowfish, Dwarf South American Cichlid (Ram, Apistogramma), and Corydoras.