This group of fishes is one that is, by and large, overlooked by most aquarists, and yet there are a fair number of them in the trade. Inhabiting both still and running water, large shoals can be seen near the surface. They are found in southeast Asia and the Indo-Australian archipelago. In the main they are insectivores, but will take flake foods. Give them a varied diet, especially if you are going to attempt to breed them, and include small live foods or frozen Daphnia and similar-sized items.
Rasboras can be divided into two groups by body shape; those which are long and slim, almost torpedo-shaped, and those which are deeper-bodied. White Cloud Mountain Minnow Red-tailed Rasbora Giant Scissortail Slender Rasbora Eye-spot Rasbora Brilliant Rasbora Elegant Rasbora Harlequin Rasbora Clown Rasbora Spotted Rasbora Red-striped Rasbora Scissortail Fire Rasbora Rasbora/Bibliography
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- Cyprinids : Any fish in the family Cyprinidae (also called Cypriniformes).
- Fish : Any aquatic vertebrate animal that is typically ectothermic (or cold-blooded), covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins.
- Tropical cyprinids : Add brief definition or description