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Twospot rasbora - Rasbora elegans

Twospot rasbora - Rasbora elegans

Scientific name: Rasbora elegans

Common name: Twospot rasbora

Family: Cyprinidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 18 - 20 cm (7.09 - 7.87 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.3 - 7

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 16°N (125 - 285.71ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Any foods offered to Twospot rasbora will be accepted. Use a quality flake for the staple diet but to get the best colouration from the fish, treat them with blood worms, daphnia and brine shrimp twice a week.


Asia; Twospot rasboras are found in Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, and Sumatra.


Females tend to be larger than the males with a stockier body shape.


Rasbora elegans are typical egg scatterers so add some spawning mops or Java moss to the breeding tank. Subdue the lighting and lower the water level down to 7-8 inches. When spawning is complete, remove the parents and 24-48 hours the eggs should hatch. The fry, when free swimming, can be fed on Infusoria or micro worms.


The expected lifespan for Rasbora elegans is 6 years.

Short description

Twospot rasboras should be kept in groups of at least 6 specimens, as they require lots of swimming space they should be housed in a tank no smaller than 48 inches in length. Planted areas will be welcomed to provide hiding places if required. Do not keep these fish with slow moving tank mates as the two spot Rasboras can intimidate them.


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