Scissortail Rasbora fish are extremely active swimmers and are great to have in big tanks with lots of other fish. Their name comes from the shape of their tail, which looks like a pair of scissors. While the fish is moving, the tail will move in a way that looks like a pair of scissors opening and closing. The Scissortail Rasbora is silver in color, and its scales beautifully reflect any light that shines on them.
The Scissortail Rasbora are potential jumping fish, so be sure you have a safely secured lid on your aquarium to keep them from escaping. They will generally stay together with other Scissortail Rasbora fish in your tank, toward the top. Scissortail Rasboras thrive in settings with other fish species. Since they are so active, it is important that you have room in your tank for them to grow and swim in.
Finally, Scissortail Rasbora fish love to have room to swim, but they also like physical things in their tank where they can spend time to feel secure. Be sure to have plenty of decorations in your tank. Because of the need for a community of other types of fish, decorations, and lots of room for them to swim, you should only get Scissortail Rasbora fish if you have a 30-gallon tank or larger. This is essential for keeping your fish happy and healthy.
Feeds and Feeding
Scissortail Rasboras are omnivores, meaning they will eat just about anything. Some owners like to give them a variety of live foods, fresh foods, and flake foods. However, they will be happy with little variation as well. Many people find success in mainly feeding their Scissortail Rasboras prepared flake food.
These fish generally do well in a tank with a lot of other species. They like to be in schools, so you should get a few Scissortail Rasboras. In general, they should not be in a tank with any Cichlids, Goldfish, Koi, or Oscars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big do Scissortail Rasbora get?
Male Scissortail Rasbora fish can reach about three inches in length, while the females can get slightly larger at just over three inches in length.
Are Scissortail Rasboras aggressive?
Scissortail Rasbora fish are not known for being aggressive. In fact, they tend to be peaceful fish that do well in a tank with a lot of other types of fish.
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.
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