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"Discover the captivating Boraras merah, also known as the Phoenix Rasbora! Learn about its care, tank mates, and vibrant colors."

Detailed Description:

Introducing Boraras merah, commonly known as the Phoenix Rasbora or Red Micro Rasbora, a small and visually striking fish species native to Southeast Asia. With its vibrant colors and peaceful nature, the Phoenix Rasbora has become a popular choice for aquarists looking to add a splash of color to their freshwater aquariums. In this detailed description, we will explore the care requirements, ideal tank mates, and other important aspects of creating a thriving habitat for Boraras merah.


  • Vibrant Red Coloration: The Phoenix Rasbora showcases a brilliant red hue throughout its body, making it a standout species in the aquarium. The coloration intensifies when the fish is in optimal health and conditions.
  • Small Size: Boraras merah typically grows to about 0.6 to 0.8 inches (1.5 to 2 cm) in length, making them suitable for nano or small-sized aquariums.
  • Delicate Fins: These rasboras have delicate and transparent fins that complement their vibrant body color.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain the water temperature between 72°F and 80°F (22°C - 27°C) to provide the optimal conditions for Phoenix Rasboras.
  • pH Level: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH level ranging from 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: These rasboras prefer soft to moderately hard water, with a hardness level ranging from 2 to 12 dGH.
  • Filtration and Aeration: Provide efficient filtration and gentle water movement to maintain excellent water quality and ensure proper oxygenation.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Boraras merah is peaceful and sociable, making them suitable for community aquariums with other small, non-aggressive fish species.
  • Small Tetras and Rasboras: Consider tank mates such as small tetras like Neon Tetras or Ember Tetras, as well as other peaceful rasboras, to create a visually stunning and harmonious display.
  • Avoid Aggressive Fish: Keep them away from aggressive or fin-nipping fish species that may harass or harm the Phoenix Rasboras.

Feeding Habit:

  • Omnivorous Diet: Boraras merah is an omnivore and accepts a variety of foods.
  • High-Quality Flakes or Pellets: Offer high-quality flake or pellet foods specifically formulated for small tropical fish as their staple diet.
  • Supplemental Foods: Provide occasional feedings of live or frozen foods such as small insects, daphnia, or brine shrimp to provide variety and enhance their nutritional intake.


  • Tank Size: Provide a suitable aquarium with a minimum size of 10 gallons (38 liters) to accommodate a small group of Phoenix Rasboras. They appreciate swimming space and the presence of plants and decorations.
  • Aquascape: Create a well-planted aquarium with floating plants, mosses, and driftwood, providing hiding spots and creating a natural environment for the rasboras. Ensure open swimming areas as well.
  • Water Maintenance: Perform regular partial water changes of 25% every week to maintain excellent water quality, remove waste, and keep nitrates under control.
  • Observation and Health: Monitor the overall health and behavior of Boraras merah regularly, ensuring they exhibit active swimming, healthy appetite, and lack of signs of distress or disease.

Boraras merah, with its vibrant colors and peaceful demeanor, adds a captivating touch to any aquarium. By providing them with the proper care and suitable tank mates, you can create a stunning aquatic display that showcases the beauty of these Phoenix Rasboras.

Boraras Merah (Phoenix rasbora)

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