The Clown Rasbora, scientifically known as Rasbora kalochroma, is a small and colorful freshwater fish native to the slow-moving waters of Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia and Thailand. This species is appreciated for its vibrant and distinctive coloration, featuring a deep red-orange body with striking black markings, resembling a clown's attire.
Typically growing to around 1 to 1.5 inches in size, the Clown Rasbora is well-suited for community aquariums. They prefer densely planted tanks with subdued lighting and appreciate the presence of floating vegetation. Maintaining stable water parameters, such as slightly acidic to neutral pH and soft to moderately hard water, is essential for their well-being.
Clown Rasboras are known for their peaceful nature, making them suitable companions for other small and non-aggressive fish. In a well-maintained aquarium, these lively and active fish can form attractive schools, adding a delightful splash of color to freshwater setups.