Rasbora | Brilliant Rasbora

Rasbora | Brilliant Rasbora

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Rasbora borapetensis

Common Name: Brilliant Rasbora, Blue line Rasbora

Adult Size: 3 - 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the Greater Sunda islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 72 – 79°F
  • pH Range: 5.0 – 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 2 – 10

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Accept most food types including flake food. Give them a varied diet including live and frozen food as well as vegetables.

Breeding & Spawning: Hard to breed but not impossible.The breeding aquarium should contain a mesh at the bottom to protect eggs. Also include a few fine and broad leafed plants in the setup. Remove the parents once spawning has taken place.

Gender: Sexually mature females are noticeably rounder-bellied and often a little larger than males.