Size2.3 inches (6 cm)
DietInsects, worms, small invertebrates
HabitatSlow-moving, acidic "blackwater" streams
- Body coloration is silvery and somewhat transparent. An iridescent, bright mark appears on the lower third of the eye.
- The fins are translucent, and the dorsal fin displays a large black spot.
- Emerald-eye rasbora can grow to 2.3 inches (6 cm) in length.
The emerald-eye rasbora does not care for eggs or fry after spawning.
- Diet consists of insects, worms and other small invertebrates.
- Emerald-eye rasbora occurs in freshwater habitats of Indonesia, north throughout the Malay Peninsula.
- Found in slow-moving, acidic “blackwater” streams, often in dim forest peat swamps with lots of cover.
- Male and female emerald-eye rasbora will spawn in several separate events, scattering eggs over the substrate.
- This species does not care for eggs or fry after spawning.
- “Not Evaluated” on the IUCN Red List.
- A schooling fish.
- Also known as the “eyespot rasbora.”
- Populations in the native habitats may be threatened by rubber and palm oil plantation development.
- Popular in home aquariums and is compatible with many other small types of fish.