Red Tail Rasbora 2.5cm

Cooranbong Aquatics


The Red Tail Rasbora (Rasbora borapetensis) is a Cyprinid that is mostly found within mid-water to surface level. They prefer slow moving water, and they live close to the surface of canals, ditches and ponds. They originate from Asia’s Mekong, Chao Phraya and Mae Klung river basins, and also in the northern Malay Peninsula. The distribution of Red Tail Rasbora extends to Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore.

Red Tail Rasboras show better colouration when kept and maintained in a well-planted set up with dark background and substrate. Driftwood roots, floating plants and driftwood branches will add more natural feelings to their habitat, as they minimize the light entering the water. They may struggle in a fast current tank since their natural habitat is slow moving water.

The Red Tail Rasboras are micro predators that like feeding on small insects, worms and crustaceans. Live and frozen foods such as Artenia and Daphnia will give them the best colouration. They have the tendency to cohabitate with other Rasbora species.