Scientific Name: Rasbora trilineata
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 inch
Approximate Full Size: 2 inches
Native Region: Southeast Asia
Considered similar in behavior to the real Tetras, the Scissortail is a schooling fish that has a slender body with semi-transparent scales, showing a silver coated body cavity. There is a horizontal black stripe along the mid-body and black and white stripes near the tips of the forked tailfin. The Scissortail Rasbora prefers to have an open space in which to school, but will require planted hiding places along the perimeter of the aquarium. Tetras are one of the standard fish of the aquarium. Schooling fish, they will do best when there are more than 3 fish in the school.