Scissor-Tail Tropical Fish Information

Rasbora trilineata
Behaviour Active, shoaling, peaceful
Typical size 12cm
Max size 14cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 90cm
Min Number in Tank 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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Scissor-Tail (Rasbora trilineata)

Scissor-Tail Tropical Fish Learn all about the Scissor-Tail's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Scissor-Tail is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Scissor-Tail Facts

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

Scissor-Tail Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Scissor-Tail information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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