Greater Scissortail (Rasbora caudimaculata)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")
6.0 - 7.0
20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)
- Greater Scissortail, Red Scissortail
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Location where this animal is found in the wild.
- Males are more slender than females with more yellow colouration in the anal fin.
- This fish should be kept in shoals of 5 or more. They do well in a medium-sized peaceful community set up, but should not be kept with very shy fish or long-finned fish, nor with very small fish or fry.
- They will accept most foods including pellet and flake and live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.
- Feed once or twice a day.
- These fish must have a tank with secure lid as they are known to jump if startled. They do best in a planted tank with equal amounts of hiding places and open swimming space, and soft acidic water is preferred.
- An active and fast-swimming shoaling fish.
- An elongate fish with similar body shape to other larger Rasboras. Body relatively colourless but highly iridescent and a thin yellow horizontal line down the lateral line, and the scale margins are highlighted by reticulated melanin pattern. The caudal fin is red with black tips to each caudal lobe.
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