Greater Scissortail (Rasbora caudimaculata)

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Greater Scissortail

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Greater Scissortail

Rasbora caudimaculata

114 Litres (30 US G.)

12.7-15.2cm (5-6 ")




6.0 - 7.0

20 -26 °C (68-78.8°F)

5-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

8-10 years



Additional names

Greater Scissortail, Red Scissortail

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Males are more slender than females with more yellow colouration in the anal fin.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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.

Diet[edit | edit source]

They will accept most foods including pellet and flake and live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

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.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An active and fast-swimming shoaling fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

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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