Dwarf Rasbora - Planted Tank Mates

Dwarf Rasbora

3/4″ | 8 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

Boraras maculatus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3/4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7

dGH: 2 – 8

dKH: 3 – 6

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 8 or more

Tank Mates

Nano and peaceful fish such as Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Rosy Loaches, Kuhli Loaches, Otocinclus and shrimps.  They may be timid by larger fish.

Notes

Dwarf Rasboras, also known as Pygmy Rasboras or Spotted Rasboras, are often mistaken for Chili Rasboras.  They’re hardy fish but prefer softer water conditions.  They need to be kept in large groups to feel comfortable and safe, so aim for more than 8 if possible.  Although they can get by in a 5 gallon tank, 10 gallons is recommended for a good shoal effect.  Keep water parameters stable as they’re sensitive to fluctuations and nitrates.

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ImageDwarf rasbora (Boraras maculatus).Longfin serpae tetra fish (Hyphessobrycon eques).Black harlequin rasbora fish (Trigonostigma heteromorpha)Neon tetra fish (Paracheirodon innesi)Green neon tetra fish (Paracheirodon simulans).Cherry barb (Puntius titteya).
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Description

3/4" | 8 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

2" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

1.5" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.2 | Peaceful

1.25" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

1.25" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-8 | Peaceful

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Boraras maculatus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3/4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7

dGH: 2 – 8

dKH: 3 – 6

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 8 or more

Tank Mates

Nano and peaceful fish such as Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Rosy Loaches, Kuhli Loaches, Otocinclus and shrimps.  They may be timid by larger fish.

Notes

Dwarf Rasboras, also known as Pygmy Rasboras or Spotted Rasboras, are often mistaken for Chili Rasboras.  They're hardy fish but prefer softer water conditions.  They need to be kept in large groups to feel comfortable and safe, so aim for more than 8 if possible.  Although they can get by in a 5 gallon tank, 10 gallons is recommended for a good shoal effect.  Keep water parameters stable as they're sensitive to fluctuations and nitrates.

Hyphessobrycon eques var. Longfin

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of Tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Serpae Tetras are also known as Red Minor Tetra, Jewel Tetra or Callistus Tetras, and are great beginner fish.  The Longfin variant will have longer and more flowy dorsa and anal fins.  They often have a black spot on their body and can get confused with Red Phantom Tetras.  The Serpae Tetras dorsal and anal fin have red and transition to black with white tips.  You can keep them in a 10 gallon tank, but push for a 20 gallon with larger groups. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7.2

dGH: 3 – 6

dKH: 4 – 8

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Caridina and Neocaridina Shrimp, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

Paracheirodon innesi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.25″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.2

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Neon Tetras are great beginner fish.  The reason is because they can tolerate both acidic and low alkaline water conditions. This makes them hardier than Cardinal Tetras and a bit easier to keep. Their size is also smaller in comparison, approximately 1-1.25” max.  You’ll find them in almost every local fish store including commercial big box retailers.  General rule is 2 gallons per fish. 10 Gallon tank at a minimum, but push for 20 or more for healthy and happy fish. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths such as cichlids.

Learn the difference between Cardinal vs. Neon Tetras

Paracheirodon innes

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.25″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.2

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Green Neon Tetras are great beginner fish.  They're similar in appearance to Neon Tetras except their red color is very faint and their green/blue-ish stripe is super vibrant.  General rule is 2 gallons per fish. 10 Gallon tank at a minimum, but push for 20 or more for healthy and happy fish. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths such as cichlids.

Learn the difference between Cardinal vs. Neon Tetras

Puntius titteya

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 8

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Platies, Loaches, Otocinclus and snails

Notes

Cherry Barbs are actually peaceful compare to other barb species.  They grow up to 2" in size and are great tank mates with general nano community fish.

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