Red Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora rubescens) Care Sheet

Red Dwarf Rasbora Microrasbora rubescensAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 1¼ inches or 3 cm
OriginSouth East Asia
Natural habitatSwamps and slow moving streams with heavy vegetation
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature68 - 81 ºF or 20 - 27 ºC
Water pH7.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness5 - 20 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther peaceful Rasboras and Danios, Cory Cats, Plecos, peaceful Tetras, Glass Catfish, Hatchetfish and Wrestling Halfbeak
SexesNot very easy to determine, males may be slimmer and more colorful than females
FoodOmnivore, flake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp, food needs to be very fine
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature75 - 81 °F or 24 - 27 °C
Other namesDwarf Red Rasbora
Scientific nameMicrorasbora rubescens
Other Scientific namesNone Known
Lifespan3 years

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