The Brilliant Rasbora Fish is a small, tropical fish native to Southeast Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. The native habitat of this species is small, acidic, stagnant pools of water which have given this species the reputation of being a hardy fish. When keeping these fish as pets, experts recommend trying to mimic this environment for best health and well-being results.
This fish species ranges in size from two to five inches, with the males being the larger of the breed. The males also tend to have brighter colors than their female counterparts, as they develop bright red and yellow colorization. In contrast, the females retain their original gray and white color scheme.
For keeping Brilliant Rasboras as pets, they have a general peaceful demeanor that allows them to get along with most other fish species for their size. However, an important consideration is that the conditions this species favors are not always conducive to other similar types of fish. For this reason, it is essential to consider this when choosing tankmates for this species.
Despite the specific conditions the Brilliant Rasbora requires, other species of fish make ideal tank mates. Other Rasbora species such as the Harlequin Rasbora and Scissortail Rasbora are ideal tankmates for the Brilliant Rasbora. Other excellent species are Black Neon Tetras, Pearl Danios, Dwarf Rainbowfish, Dwarf South American Cichlids, and Corydoras species.
Brilliant Rasboras are known as micro-predators in their natural habitat. This means they consume tiny living organisms such as small insects, zooplankton, worms, and small crustaceans. These food sources are common to the Brilliant Rasbora’s natural habitat of the shallow, acidic, and stagnant waters of the Southeast Asian tropical environment.
When feeding the Brilliant Rasbora in captivity, it is essential to mimic their natural diet as much as possible to achieve the bright color they have and keep them healthy and active for breeding. While they can consume dried, manufactured fish pellets of adequate size, keeping the species in an optimal healthy state is not advisable.
What is the maximum number of Brilliant Rasboras that can be kept in a tank?
This species of fish is naturally gregarious, so experts recommend no more than six fish per tank.
How often do Brilliant Rasboras need feeding?
While experts recommend feeding this species three times a day, it is important not to overfeed them during these sessions. Follow all guidelines for proper meal distribution.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish:What We Like About This Fish:⠀ Active, schooling community fish that thrives in planted aquariums⠀ Compatible with many invertebrates⠀ Adults display brilliant red and blue coloration⠀ Active and easy to feed