pH: 7.2 -7.9 (7.9 acceptable, higher is better)
Total Hardness: 150 – 300ppm
Temp: cooler water is ideal 72-74 (our water creeps up to high 80s in the Summer without casualties)
Native to: Myanmar (Burma)
The Emerald Dwarf Rasbora is a tiny fish hence the genus Micro! Don’t let this macro lens picture fool you. They are not even an inch long when full-grown. Although it is placed in the genus Microrasbora, that may likely change because it has been discovered that they are more closely related to danios than rasboras. This is not a common fish, and it’s beauty and interesting behavior make it a desireable fish to look for. It is a pinkish-orange colored fish with up to 15 emerald green bars along its sides. There is a small black spot at the base of the caudal fin. Males have reddish-orange in their fins, while females have just clear fins and are less colorful.
This fish will thrive in tanks with plants, especially Java Moss. Feed freeze dried bloodworms and small pellet foods as they are not too finicky. A bit on the delicate side when it comes to shipping due to stress.