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Red Scissortail



Picture of Red Scissortail
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Red Scissortail, Greater Scissortail
Scientific name:Rasbora caudimaculata
Synonyms:(none)
Size:6" (15cm)
Origin:Southeast Asia
Tank setup:Planted tank with plenty of swimming space and a tight-fitting cover, as they may jump.
Compatibility:Peaceful community fish.
Temperature:22-26oC (72-79oF)
Water chemistry:Fairly soft, slightly acidic (pH 6.0-6.8) preferred.
Feeding:Omnivorous, most foods accepted - feed flake/granular foods supplemented with frozen/live foods.
Sexing:Males are more slender with yellow colour in the anal fin.
Breeding:No reports available, likely to be similar to other Rasbora species.
Comments: A stunning shoaling fish for the larger community tank. Not as common as the usual Scissortail (R. trilineata) in the aquarium trade.

 

 

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