Care Level: Easy
Live Plant Safe: Yes
General Description: The Green Neon Rasbora, also referred to as the Kubotai Rasbora, are a micro-rasbora found in peninsular Thailand and Myanmar. Male Green neon rasbora are a striking metallic lime-green. Females, on the other hand, may be more muted in color and will be rounder in shape. Easy to spawn, many of the Green neon rasbora available within the aquarium trade are commercially produced. Green neon rasbora are natural shoaling fish of large densities, and males will readily engage in sparring behavior with each other during daylight. Acquiring a group of 20 or more mixed sex individuals is recommended for their social behavior and to spread out aggression among males. An adult Green neon rasbora can reach a size of approximately 3/4″.
Diet Requirements: In the wild Green neon rasbora are omnivores. A diet made up of various high quality vegetable based and protein based flake foods, sinking micro pellet foods and bug bites are ideal, in addition to offering frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp and daphnia. Variety is the spice of life in order to maintain color, immune function and longevity of your fish. Avoid foods that will sit on the surface as these fish rarely will come up to eat.
Care Requirements: An established minimum 10 gallon aquarium is ideal for a group of Green neon rasbora. While these fish are small, this size aquarium better provides a stable environment. This species should not be introduced into a biologically immature aquarium. For a nano fish, the Green neon rasbora are somewhat easier to keep, as they are not as sensitive to water chemistry parameters. Nevertheless, weekly or biweekly water changes are encouraged to still keep water parameters ideal. Additionally, this rasbora may not mix well with some of the other common nano rasbora and danio species because they require very oxygenated water and generous water movement. The aquarium should be aquascaped with a darker substrate and somewhat dense vegetation (live plants are preferred). Green neon rasbora would also benefit from some floating plants, as this better mimics their natural environment. Green neon rasbora are extremely peaceful and rarely conflict with tank mates. Their timid nature, however, may make them not suitable for traditional community aquariums that have overly rambunctious or competitive species that could intimidate them. Mix Neon blue danio with other peaceful shoaling species to provide them with security, and some species that may exploit the top portion of the aquarium to reduce their shyness. Two species they are often associated with in the wild include Harlequin Rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha) and Espei Rasbora (T. espei). This species are great with Neocaridina shrimps. Recommended water conditions, 72-76° F, KH 2-10, pH 6.0-7.0.
Purchase Size: Medium: 1/2”
Note: Your item may not look identical to the image provided due to variation within species. Purchase sizes are approximate.