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Asia; Dwarf rasboras are to be found in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
A well planted tank will make these fish more at ease. This species should be kept in groups of at least 5 fish and they prefer soft, acidic water. Although the dwarf rasbora is a small species of fish they do need swimming space and males can develop their own territory in the aquarium so make sure that the front of the aquarium is left open confining the planting to the rear and sides for taller plants using low cover plants in the foreground. In the wild they inhabit water that is full of tannins and can be extremely acidic but tank bred specimens have adapted to living in less extreme conditions and should be fine in a general community set up as long as they are kept with other species that are very peaceful as any sign of aggression will make the dwarf rasbora very skittish and they may hide away.
Name: Spotted Dwarf Rasbora
Science Name: Boraras maculatus
Max Size: 1″
pH: 5.0 – 7.0
Temperature: 68-82F° (20-28°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 3-5 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 5 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ | thrive in groups 12+