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Remarks: Perfect for a beginner or smaller tank, Dwarf Spotted Rasboras (Boraras maculatus) are one of the smallest freshwater fish in the hobby but they are packed with color. They are a red-orange fish with three black spots - one on the middle of their side, one at the base of the anal fin, and one on the caudal peduncle. Because of their small size, it is best to keep a school of 6 or more in a tank, but if the tank is bigger than 10 gallons, we recommend at least 15 fish. At less than half an inch long, if you were to group all 15 fish into a small ball, it would be no larger an 2" in diameter. Add in the fact that their little bodies cannot produce much waste, and you will realize that more is always better and you will rarely risk overcrowding them.
Their small size can also cause trouble, however. You must ensure you cover any filtration openings with a fine mesh or sponge to avoid the fish being sucked into a filter. It is also highly recommended to keep a lid on their tank, as they are notorious for jumping while riding a current from a filter. Fish large enough to eat them should also be avoided.
Scientific Name: Boraras maculatus
Common Name: Dwarf Spotted Rasbora
Max Size: 0.5"
Region of Origin: Southeast Asia
Captive Bred or Wild: Wild
Diet: Flake or pellet
Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.
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