Dwarf Spotted Rasbora 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. In nature these fish inhabit slow-flowing black water forest streams and rivers connected to peat swamps as well as ponds and ditches. They can be found hiding among fallen leaves and branches where the water is soft and acidic. The forest canopies often keep it heavily shaded as well. These fish swim in schools and are known as micropredators, feeding on small insects, worms, and zooplankton.
Dwarf Spotted Rasbora are not only colourful but also friendly and peaceful fish. The companionship of their own kind is absolutely essential for their well-being, so they need to be kept in groups of at least 8 to 10 individuals. They could be considered a community fish because they are so peaceful, but they are easily intimidated, so really can only be kept with certain fish. Carefully select tankmates that can be trusted with the Dwarf Spotted Rasbora. A lot of fish can be scary companions for a tiny fish, especially those that are much larger or highly rambunctious. Instead, choose tankmates that are of a similar size and personality and not overly hyper.
Care Level: Easy
Max Size: 3cm
Tank Size: 70L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.