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Spice Rasbora (Boraras Urophthalmoides)

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Style: 1 Fish

Spice Rasbora (Boraras urophthalmoides)


The Spice Rasbora, Boraras urophthalmoides, is a tiny and vibrant freshwater fish native to the peat swamps and streams of Southeast Asia. Known for its fiery orange and red hues, this diminutive species is a favorite among aquarists looking to add a splash of color and activity to nano tanks and densely planted aquariums. Its peaceful demeanor and schooling nature make it an ideal choice for serene and visually striking aquascapes.


  • Bright orange to red coloration, with a more subdued yet attractive patterning compared to other Boraras species
  • Small size, reaching only up to 1 inch in length, perfect for nano tanks
  • Schooling fish, best appreciated in groups where they display their natural behaviors and enhanced coloration
  • Peaceful and unobtrusive, cohabiting well with other small, gentle fish and invertebrates

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons for small schools, though larger tanks are recommended to provide ample swimming space and achieve a natural-looking group
  • Water Parameters: pH 4.0-7.0, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 22-28°C (72-82°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; a diet including finely ground flakes, small granules, and micro pellets, supplemented with small live or frozen foods like daphnia or brine shrimp
  • Compatibility: Ideal for a community tank with other peaceful and similarly sized fish and invertebrates