The clown rasbora should not be confused with the small dwarf clown rasbora. The true clown rasbora, rasbora kalochroma, is one of the largest rasboras available to the aquarium trade. These fish grow to three and a half inches. Since the clown rasbora comes from low PH black water, these are great schooling fish for discus and South American theme tanks if you do not mind a little Asian diversity. Clown rasbora will not tolerate high PH tanks so they are not suitable for African cichlid tanks and water with PH over 7.5. The clown rasbora is named for its deep red color with clownish harlequin black markings.
- Scientific Name: Rasbora kalochroma
- Origin: Indonesia
- Lifespan: 7 years
- Max size: 4 inches
- Food: Flake, small pellet
- Shipping Size: Approx. 2 inches