Javanese Ricefish Care Sheet

Javanese RicefishProfile and Description
SizeUp to 2 inches or 5 cm
OriginSouth East Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia
Natural habitatBrackish and freshwater streams and ponds
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature66 - 82 ºF or 19 - 28 ºC
Water pH7.0 – 8.5 pH
Water HardnessNot Known
StrataAll but mostly top
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumFour or more
Minimum tank size8 gallons or 30 liters for every group of four fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Ricefish, Cory Cats, Plecos, Glass Catfish, peaceful Tetras, Hatchetfish, peaceful Rasboras, Killifish, Gouramis, Halfbeaks, Loaches and Rainbowfish
SexesMales are larger with a larger anal fin than females
FoodOmnivore, live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp. They will also eat flakes
BreedingEasy to breed
Breeding temperature77 - 82 °F or 25 - 28 °C
Other namesBlue Eyed Ricefish
Scientific nameOryzias javanicus
Other Scientific namesAplocheilus javanicus and Medaka javanicus
LifespanNot known
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