The scissortail rasbora is a sleek, streamlined fish named for its deeply forked tail, which resembles an open pair of scissors. The distinct bar pattern on the tail fin accentuates the scissor-like shape. This active fish cuts through the water, and when swimming and even while at rest, this fish will open and close its tail in a scissor-like fashion, giving rise to the common name for which it’s best known. The scissortail rasbora has a silver iridescence that shimmers and sparkles as it reflects ambient light.
- Species – Rasbora Trilineata
- Common Name – Scissortail Rasbora
- Origin – Southeast Asia on the Malay Peninsula through Singapore, the Greater Sunda Islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and possibly in Thailand and Cambodia as well.
- Diet – Omnivorous
- PH Range – 6.8 – 7.5
- Temperature – Tropical 23°c – 28°c
- Breed Type – egg layer
- Current Size – approximately 8cm (Grows up to approximately 8cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed