Gangetic Scissortail Rasbora (Rasbora rasbora)

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Gangetic Scissortail Rasbora

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Gangetic Scissortail Rasbora

Rasbora rasbora

95 Litres (25 US G.)

10-13 cm (3.9-5.1")




6.0 - 7.0

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

8-10 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Ganges Rasbora, Gangetic Scissortail Rasbora

Additional scientific names

Cyprinus rasbora, Leuciscus rasbora, Leuciscus microcephalus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more slender than females. Females are determined by the roundness of their body; this is best seen by looking down into the tank.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Rasboras are great community fish, but do better when in groups of six or more.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Be sure to have a secure lid, these fish are exceptionally good jumpers and they need lots of room to swim.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Scissortail Rasboras can grow up to six inches in length, and can be identified by their silver scales and black horizontal strip on there tail.

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