If you are looking for a nice, easy going community fish to occupy the top third of your aquarium then the Scissortail could be the one. They enjoy living in a shoal or 5 or more and a very peaceful to other tank mate.
Species – Scissortail Rasbora - Rasbora Trilineata
Current Size – 3cm - 4cm
Adult Length – 13cm
Temperature Range – 22 – 25 °C
pH Range – 4.0 – 7.0
Special Requirements - No special requirements. Choice of decor is not as critical as water quality and the amount of open swimming-space provided. We suggest keeping it in a large, well-planted aquarium or alternatively it would look superb in a set-up designed to resemble a flowing river with a substrate of variably-sized rocks and gravel and some large water-worn boulders.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility - This species is very peaceful indeed making it an ideal resident of the larger, well-furnished community tank. As it places no special demands in terms of water chemistry it can be combined with many of the most popular fish in the hobby including other cyprinids as well as tetras, livebearers, rainbowfish, anabantoids, catfish and loaches.
Feeding - In the aquarium it will accept dried foods of a suitable size but should not be fed these exclusively. Daily meals of small live and frozen fare such as Daphnia, Artemia and suchlike will result in the best colouration and encourage the fish to come into breeding condition.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.