Spotted Dwarf Rasbora - Boraras Maculatus

Spotted Dwarf Rasbora - Boraras Maculatus

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Scientific Name: 
Boraras Maculatus

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How easy are they to care for?
These fish are rather sensitive to their environment, so they are suggested for aquarists with some experience.

How large can they grow?

Where in the world are they from?
They are found in South East Asia on the Malay Peninsula onto southern Thailand, eastern Sumatra, Singapore and the island of Bintan in Riau Islands province, Indonesia.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
They need to be kept in groups of at least 8 to 10 individuals.

What water conditions do they require?
Will accept temperatures from 23 to 26°C and a pH range between 6.0 - 6.8.

What should you feed them?
The Dwarf Rasboras are omnivores. They need a varied diet. Flake or tablet foods with natural pigment enhancers benefit this fish a lot. Some good ingredients to look for in commercial foods are those that contain spirulina algae and carotenoids. They can only handle the smallest live foods, like daphnia or baby brine shrimp.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Very friendly and peaceful fish, however, they are easily intimidated, so really can only be kept with certain fish. Choose tankmates that are of a similar size and personality and not overly hyper.

Can they be bred in captivity?
The Dwarf Rasboras are moderately difficult to breed. However, if they are kept in a well-maintained aquarium with dense planting, some young fish might show up.