The Strawberry rasbora (Boraras naevus) is another small member of the Boraras genus, a beautiful tropical fish that is very popular among aquascapers. It’s a perfect fish to choose for a nano setup but it also goes well in large aquariums.
The Strawberry Rasbora usually occupies the top and middle level of the water column, although you can often see it swimming and feeding in the middle and bottom levels as well.
Due to its very small size and peaceful behavior, it is best to exclude this fish from community tanks and best kept in groups of 6 and more, ideally 15+. It can be safely kept with small aquarium shrimp and other large and peaceful invertebrates.
Easily distinguishable by the large black spot situated in the center of the body, and two smaller dark dots, one at the base of the caudal fin and the other at its tail’s base. If you give it optimal diet and care, many males of this species will display bright ruby red coloration.
The Strawberry rasbora will easily accept most high-quality dried fish food like pellets and flakes and will thrive on a carnivorous diet consisting of Tubifex or bloodworms cut into bite-size pieces. Will also enjoy micro worms and freeze-dried Artemia.