Phoenix Rasbora - Planted Tank Mates

Phoenix Rasbora

3/4″ | 8 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

Boraras merah

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

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Rosy Loaches, Kuhli Loaches, Otocinclus and shrimps.

Notes

Also known as Merah Rasbora, Pheonix Rasboras look very similar to Chili Rasboras.  Pheonix Rasboras prefer softer waters and have a more ruby red body with broken black patterns.  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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ImagePhoenix rasbora (Boraras merah)Ember tetra fish (Hyphessobrycon amandae).Turquoise rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris).German blue ram fish (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi).Cherry barb (Puntius titteya).Emerald dwarf rasbora fish (Danio erythromicron).
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Description

3/4" | 8 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

1" | 6 or more | 5 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

4" | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 7 - 8 | Peaceful

2.5" | Single | 20 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.5 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-8 | Peaceful

1.5" | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 7 - 8 | Peaceful

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Boraras merah

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

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Rosy Loaches, Kuhli Loaches, Otocinclus and shrimps.

Notes

Also known as Merah Rasbora, Pheonix Rasboras look very similar to Chili Rasboras.  Pheonix Rasboras prefer softer waters and have a more ruby red body with broken black patterns.  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 amandae

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle to Top

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 5 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

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

Notes

Ember Tetras are very active and social beginner fish.  They schoal in large groups and can tolerate both acidic and low alkaline water conditions. Compare to Neon Tetras, they're smaller in comparison, approximately 1” max.  You’ll find them in almost every local fish store including commercial big box retailers.  You can keep a small community in a 5 gallon tank, but push for 10 or more to see their active behavior. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

Melanotaenia lacustris

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 75° – 82°

PH: 7 – 8

dGH: 8 – 20

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

 Cherry Barbs, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Dwarf Gouramis, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Guppies, Plecos, Dwarf Corydoras, Loaches, Otocinclus and even Dwarf Shrimp.

Notes

Also known as Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish or Blue Rainbowfish, Turquoise Rainbowfish are simlar Boesemani Rainbowfish and are peaceful middle-top dwellers with small mouths.  They do well in a community with many nano fish including cherry barbs.  Minimize plant and decoration density and aim for 48" long tank to give them ample swimming space.

Aphyocharax anisitsi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 78° – 85°

PH: 6.5 – 7.5

dGH: 6 – 14

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: Single

Tank Mates

Most nano fish and peaceful dwarf cichlids including but not limited to:  Cherry Barbs, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Guppies, Plecos, Dwarf Corydoras, Loaches, Otocinclus

Notes

German Blue Rams are popular for their super vibrant colors.  They're a smaller and peaceful cichlid, but require tight water parameters and need a lot of space when housing more than one.

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.

Celestichthys erythromicron

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.5″

Care Level: Moderate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68 - 74

PH: 7 - 8

dGH: 4 – 12

dKH: 2 – 10

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Neocardina shrimp, Neon Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Emerald Dward Rasboras are sensitive to water change and prefer at least a neutral to more alkaline water condition.

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