The Clown Rasbora is also known as the big spot Rasbora or Rasbora Kalachroma, and is a larger member of freshwater Rasbora fish family. The Clown Rasbora is a peaceful shoaling species and enjoys a planted aquarium in groups of 8 or more. Suited to the intermediate aquarist due to their sensitivity during water changes.
Native to Peninsular Malaysia and the Greater Sunda Islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the Clown Rasbora is naturally found in densely vegetated black water streams. They are a timid species and will gain confidence with lots of hiding spaces and in groups.
The minimum tank size for a small group of Clown Rasboras is 100L. The Clown Rasbora will occupy the top to middle water column in the aquarium.
We always recommend going with larger aquariums if your budget allows.
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The Clown Rasbora is a shoaling fish and should be kept in schools of 8 or more. This species finds security within the group. They are a timid species that do best with other small shy species of fish.
Great tank mates for Clown Rasbora's include:
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Clown Rasbora's have small mouths so keep this in mind when selecting food. We recommend feeding three times a day a combination of pellets or flakes, live or frozen food like brine shrimp, & bloodworms.
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Naturally found in slow moving streams, mimic the Clown Rasbora’s natural environment by using a good aquarium filter that won’t create strong water movements. They are sensitive to water changes and fluctuations in water quality, so ensure adequate filtration.
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The Clown Rasbora is naturally found in heavily vegetated water systems and finds security and comfort in heavily planted aquariums. It provides shade & spaces to hide to ensure happy fish.
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Clown Rasbora's enjoy black water aquariums and acidic water. The colour of fish are enhanced when conditions are ideal and fish are less stressed. Add driftwood and natural decorations that release tannins to mimic their natural environment.
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Dark coloured substrates enhance the colour of the fish and help lower light levels, reducing stress.
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