Scissor-Tail Rasbora (Rasbora trilineata)

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Scissor-Tail Rasbora

Scissor-Tail Rasbora

Rasbora trilineata

132 Litres (35 US G.)

10.2-12.7cm (4-5 ")




6.0 - 7.5

23 -25 °C (73.4-77°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Scissor-Tail Rasbora, Scissortail Rasbora, Three-Lined Rasbora

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females look wider and rounder when viewed from above.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

This fish must be kept in a shoal of 5 or more. Does well in an active and peaceful community set up. Should not be kept with very shy or long-finned fish, nor with very small fish or fry.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellets, flake, bloodworm, brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Must have plenty of open swimming space. A secure lid is a must, these fish are known to jump.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active and fast-swimming shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An elongate and slender fish with a sharply forked caudal fin giving it it's common name. The body is mostly pale or silver with a dark lateral line beginning from just behind the pectoral fins to the caudal peduncle. Each lobe of the caudal fin is banded in black and yellow with white tips. The other fins are translucent.

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