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Emerald Rasboras are a beautiful freshwater fish that are seriously underrated. For whatever reason, they just aren’t that popular. This species is peaceful, easy to care for, and gorgeous. Browse our selection of live fish in Coburg Aquarium.

Please Note: Livestock and Live Plants cannot be shipped to WA and TAS due to State Restrictions. All other states are OK.

Features of Emerald Rasbora:

  • Covering that base color are several thick stripes of emerald green. The stripes can vary a bit in color. Some will appear more purple or blue
  • These fish have a large dot on both sides of the body. This dot is a form of mimicry. It looks like an eye, which can trick predators in the wild


The Best Aquarium Size for Emerald Rasbora:

The minimum tank size for a small group of Emerald Rasboras is 35L. These fish don’t need a ton of room. We always recommend going with larger aquariums if you have the space in your home and budget. Larger tanks will provide your fish with plenty of room to swim around and get comfortable.

After an Aquarium for your fish? Browse our Aquarium Tank Selection here.

Tank Mate Compatibility:

The Emerald Rasbora is a shoaling fish; it should be kept in schools of 6 to 10 individuals. You can keep them with any fish as long it’s not large and predatory. 

Great tank mates for Rasbora include:

 Coburg Aquarium, specialised in different species of live fish.


Feeding :

The fish have tiny mouths that aren’t always capable of getting around common fish foods, so keep things as small as possible. A combination of pellets or flakes, live/frozen food like brine shrimpbloodworms are excellent supplemental foods for your fish.

Check out our Top Rated Natural Fish Foods.


Emerald Rasbora Fish Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration

These fish prefer to stay in large groups, which results in a lot of waste. Choose a filtration system is highly recommended. This ensures that the tank is efficiently cycled to remove any ammonia and nitrates. Brands like Fluval, Oase, Eheim, Aqua One are all good choice for your tank. 

Plants for Emerald Rasbora

You can use any plant that can survive in this species’ natural living conditions, Aim for leafy plants and floating plants. These fish will hide and play among the greenery.

Interested in Live Plants for your aquariums? Click here to see more Fish Live Plant 


Decorations for Rasbora

Emerald Rasboras are small fish. To mimic their natural environment, rock, cove driftwood can be placed in tanks.

After some nice quality decoration for your fish?  Check our Aquarium Ornaments.


To mimic the Lake Inle, you can use a dark-colored sand substrate. 

A variety of Substrates are available at Coburg Aquarium. 

Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot :

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Aquarium Set-up Service:

Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums for offices, hotels or restaurants. Coburg Aquarium, Australia's leading aquarium shop.

Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.