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Rasbora dorsiocellata
Eyespot Rasbora, Green-Eye Rasbora

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Name: Rasbora dorsiocellata
Size TankpHTemp
Origin: Malay Peninsula and Indonesia
6 cm 60 L 6.5 25C


I currently have 10 of these fish in my 60 L tank. They're very active fish, and while they do shoal a fair amount, they don't all the time. I've also noticed that mine will sometimes chase each other around and shimmy against each other - very fun to watch! Mine can be a little nippy amongst themselves, but have never nipped at the betta I keep with them. They do manage to snatch up food extremely quickly though, so if you're keeping them with a slower fish like a betta, target feeding or hand feeding may be necessary.

Contributed by Caroline

The Emerald Eye Rasbora are a wonderful fish. They swim around, nodding to each other, while chasing each other. I have 4 in my 57 litre fish tank. They are a very hardy fish. I find them very peaceful to other fish. Provide them peaceful companions and they seem to be at home in any aquarium.

Contributed by Callum Mackintosh

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