The slender rasbora (Rasbora daniconius) inhabits a very large area in Southeast Asia. From the Malaian peninsula to the Mekong and the Indus it occurs in the a variety of habitats: channels, ponds, flooded (rice) fields and slowly flowing rivers. Due to the enormous area and the adjustment to different water types it can be assumed that R. daniconius does not place excessive requirements for the life in the aquarium. As long as one avoids extreme conditions slender rasboras will do fine. For this is to an overall length of 15 cm growing fish, the tank should not be too small (1 m), the fish need space being very active swimmers. With varied feeding and regular partial water changes this undemanding species is an almost ideal fish for beginners.
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Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl