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Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)

Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)

The Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) is found in dimly lit, slow moving, quiet blackwater streams and ponds in the forest peat swamps of South West Borneo, Indonesia. The Mosquito Rasbora has a distinctive color and pattern. They have a reddish background body color with a black/dark brown mid lateral stripe and a blotch at the […]

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Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron)

Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron)

The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora (Microrasbora erythromicron) is found in a mountain lake situated in the western Shan State of Myanmar (Burma) called Lake Inle. The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora has a pale copper head, a pinkish orange body with up to 15 emerald green bars along its side and a single black spot, rimmed in copper, […]

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Red Line Rasbora (Rasbora pauciperforata) Pair

Red Line Rasbora (Rasbora pauciperforata)

The Red Line Rasbora (Rasbora pauciperforata) is found in the still, slow moving, blackwater streams, rivers and lakes of South east Asia, Malaysia, and Sumatra.   They prefer overgrown, dimly lit, slow moving streams with overhanging vegetation. The Red Line Rasbora is an elongated fish with a forked tail.   The body is a brownish […]

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Slender Rasbora (Rasbora daniconius)

Slender Rasbora (Rasbora daniconius)

The Slender Rasbora (Rasbora daniconius) is also called the Black Line Rasbora, Striped Rasbora, Gold Line Rasbora, Common Rasbora, Golden Striped Rasbora, Slender Barb, and Striped Barb by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts and is found in the river systems of South and Southeast Asia from Sri Lanka, the Indus basin, the Mekong River and the […]

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Emerald Eye Rasbora (Rasbora dorsiocellata).

Emerald Eye Rasbora (Rasbora dorsiocellata)

The Emerald Eye Rasbora (Rasbora dorsiocellata) is also called the Green Eyed Rasbora, the Eye-Spot Rasbora, the Ocellated Rasbora, and the Hi-spot Rasbora by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. The genus Brevibora of cyprinids that this fish belongs to,  is native to Southeast Asia and is restricted to the Malay Peninsula, and the Malay Arhipelago where […]

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Boraras maculatus pair

Dwarf Rasbora (R. maculata)

The Dwarf Rasbora (R. macula) is also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Dwarf Spotted Rasbora, Dwarf, Pygmy Rasbora, or the Spotted Rasbora. Dwarf Rasboras are widely distributed in southeast Asia and are found in southern Thailand (from Phunphin in Surathani Province south), Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia (Sumatra and unconfirmed records from […]

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Rasboras

Rasboras – The Perfect Community Fish

Rasboras the perfect community fish, are a genus of a small group of minnow type fish that belong to the Cyprinidae (carp) family.  They are found in parts of Southeast Asia; Singapore, Sumatra, Malaysia, and South Thailand as well as parts of Africa. Currently the genus Rasbora contains over 83 recognized species which are listed […]

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Rasbora borapetensis

Blackline Rasbora (Rasbora borapetensis)

The Blackline Rasbora (Rasbora borapetensis) is found in Asia’s Mekong, Chao Phraya, and Mae Klong river basins as well as the northern Malay Peninsula. It is a midwater to surface schooling Cyprinid that prefers slow moving water and is collected close to the surface in ponds, ditches, canals and the margins of reservoirs, usually in […]

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Harlequin Rasboras

Harlequin Rasbora (Rasbora heteromorpha)

The Harlequin Rasbora (Rasbora heteromorpha) is an extremely desirable aquarium fish and no doubt the best known of all the rasboras. Harlequin Rasboras belong to the Cyprinidae family of carps and was originally given the scientific name Rasbora heteromorpha but is now known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Trigonostigma heteromorpha, or the harlequin fish.  […]

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Scissortail Rasbora (Rasbora trilineata)

Scissortail Rasbora (Rasbora trilineata)

The Scissortail Rasbora (Rasbora trilineata) is native to the Chao Phraya and lower Mekong river basins in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia and throughout the Malaysia Peninsula.  It is also widely distributed throughout the Greater Sunda Islands of Sumatra and western parts of Borneo including the Malaysian state of Sarawak and Indonesian province of West Kalimantan. […]

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