Neon Blue Rasbora
Scientific Name: Sundadanio axelrodi
Origin: Borneo, Sumatra
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 2-3 years
- Water Conditions: 73-79°F, pH 4.0-6.5
- Maximum Size: 0.6"- 0.8"
- Diet: Carnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
This species exists in four different colorations depending on locality--copper and translucent, completely copper, neon green and neon blue.
They are not generally a hardy fish, so care should be taken to ensure that the aquarium is set up properly and well established with no water chemistry fluctuations or other possible issues. They will do well with a large school of their own species--at least 10, though even more are preferable, and can live in a species only tank or with other small, peaceful community fish. They can be quite timid. They will appreciate a densely planted tank with plenty of hiding places with a sandy substrate. Filtration does not need to be strong as their natural habitat doesn't have a very strong current.
Occasionally, they will be picky, but they should usually eat micro pellets, flake food, live or frozen daphnia, bloodworms, tubifex and other meaty foods.