Rasbosoma spilocerca

30. July 2014

dwarf rasbora becomes only about 3 cm long. The species is new in our
stocklist. The scientific description of the fish was under the name of
Rasbora spilocerca, but nowadays it is placed in the monotypic (this
means the genus contains only one species) genus Rasbosoma. The natural
distribution of the charming fish is the lower Mekong basin of Laos,
Thailand, and Cambodia. Before its scientific description in 1987 it was
always thought to represent juveniles of Rasora trilineata, the
scissortail rasbora.

spilocerca is an ideal fish for nano tanks. We suggest the common name
dwarf scissortail rasbora for it. The species is completely undemanding
regarding the water chemistry (hardness, pH) and can be kept and even
bred in any type of tap water. Ideal water for breeding has proofed pH 7
and GH 4°dH. The water temperature can be between 22 and 28°C.

For our customers: the animals have code 452872 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer