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Indian Rice Fish (Oryzias dancena)

Indian Rice Fish (Oryzias dancena)

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Meet the Indian Rice Fish (Oryzias dancena), a charming aquatic species that will add a touch of elegance to your aquarium. Native to the waters of the Indian subcontinent, these exquisite fish have been cherished by aquarists for their captivating beauty and peaceful nature.

The Indian Rice Fish is a true embodiment of aquatic elegance with its simple yet captivating appearance. These slender-bodied fish gleam with subtle iridescent hues, reminiscent of the tranquil waters they call home, casting shades of silver, gold, and iridescent blue that bring a touch of natural refinement to your aquatic oasis. Originating from the gentle waters of the Indian subcontinent, they are perfectly suited for planted aquariums and thrive in harmonious, well-maintained environments. Their peaceful nature makes them ideal companions for other small, docile fish, making them an excellent addition to community aquariums that benefit from their serene presence. Indian Rice Fish are social beings, coming to life when kept in schools of six or more, gliding gracefully through the water, creating a mesmerizing spectacle in your aquarium and adding a captivating touch to your aquascape.

Why We Love Indian Rice Fish:

  • Subtle yet captivating iridescent colors
  • Peaceful and social disposition
  • Ideal for planted and community aquariums
  • Low maintenance and adaptable
  • Create harmonious displays

Recommended Tank Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72°F - 78°F (22°C - 26°C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5, slightly acidic to neutral water preferred
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
  • Peaceful community tank with other small, non-aggressive species

Caring for Indian Rice Fish:

  • Diet: Omnivorous. A diet of high-quality flake and pellet foods supplemented with live or frozen treats.
  • Social Behavior: Peaceful, thrive in schools
  • Origin: Indigenous to the Indian subcontinent
  • Adult Size: Approximately 1.2 inches (3 cm)
  • Average Purchase Size: 0.5 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)

Indian Rice Fish, with their elegant beauty and tranquil disposition, are a perfect addition to your aquatic world. Add these aquatic treasures to your aquarium and let them bring a touch of natural elegance to your underwater haven. Dive into the serene realm of the Indian Rice Fish – a delicate and enchanting species for your aquatic sanctuary.

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