Brilliant Rasbora - Rasbora borapetensis

SKU: 237652
Manufacturer: That Fish Place
MPN: 1224

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Brilliant Rasboras (Rasbora borapetensis) are schooling fish native to Thailand and Malaysia. They are attractive fish especially when kept in schools. They have a light brown dorsal area, and a white belly, the two regions being separated by a black stripe running along the lateral line. The base of the tail is bright red.

Many tropical community aquariums are populated with tetras, rasboras and other similar schooling fish. Though these fish are rather small, their pleasant temperaments, the schooling behaviors they exhibit and a vast variety of colors and shapes make them popular in the hobby. They can grow anywhere from a few centimeters to a few inches, and can add movement to a freshwater fish tank. Most of these fish are fairly easy to care for and have similar water chemistry and care requirements.

Tetras are probably the the largest group of fish offered for community aquariums. They can be distinguished from other schooling community fish by the small adipose fin present between the dorsal fin and the tail. Tetras include small species such as the vibrant neon and cardinal tetras to much larger and more robust species like Buenos Aires Tetras and Congo Tetras.

Danios are commonly recommended as “starter fish” and dither fish. They are fast and active swimmers and they like a long tank to swim in. Danios have interesting markings and are generally hardy and peaceful.

Rasboras are actually small members of the carp family. These schooling fish can be very colorful and are popular for community tanks.

These fish prefer aquariums with plenty plants and ornamentation to explore, but also need plenty of open space to swim. They can be fed commercial flakes, granules and small pellets as a staple diet, with occasional feedings of meaty frozen or freeze dried treats such as bloodworms, plankton, mysis or brine shrimp. They prefer to be kept in groups of six or more to school and feel secure.


Common NameBrilliant Rasbora
Scientific NameRasbora borapetensis
Max Size (in inches)2.5
Community SafeYes
pH Range6.5-7.0
Min Tank Size (in gallons)20
Temperature Range74-80

State Restrictions
Armed Forces Americas
Armed Forces Europe
Armed Forces Pacific
Puerto Rico


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Brilliant Rasbora - Rasbora borapetensis


Were small, and arrived so pale from shipment stress i wasn't sure they weren't white clouds at first, but after acclimatization they settled down well and when fed decided to color-up immediately - a really nice active addition to my tank.

Great fish!


I love these guys! They are constantly moving, school beautifully, and will swim throughout the tank. Their colors don't jump out at you, but with the black and yellow strip and red tail they are very cool to watch.