Behaviour Active, shoaling, peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 14cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Scissor-Tail Rasbora trilineata
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Rasbora trilineata

The Scissor Tail is a hardy and adaptable aquarium fish, which has few requirements and is well suited to a community of similar sized active and peaceful fish. Provide plenty of open swimming space and a few hiding spots. Although the Scissor Tail will adapt to varied water conditions, it does do best in slightly soft and acidic water. Keep in groups of four or more.

Family Cyprinidae (Minnows & Carps) | Synonyms Rasbora stigmatura, R. calliura | Other names Scissorfish, Scissortail, Scissor Tailed Rasbora, Three-Lined Rasbora, Threeline Rasbora | Origin Southeast Asia | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to medium | Natural Habitat Slow moving or standing waters; rivers, lakes, streams, ditches | Sexing Males may be smaller and slender than females

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