Javanese Medaka Rice Fish
Ricefish are a hardy and adaptable species that works well in community aquariums and planted tanks!
The Javanese Ricefish is an interesting livestock choice for the planted tank. This fish features a translucent, pearly color with subtle color highlights depending on the lighting being used. These hardy fish are also suitable for brackish waters, making them an excellent choice for a wider variety of parameters and salinity levels. Ricefish are a peaceful species and should be housed in the aquarium with other peaceful fish and larger peaceful invertebrates. The Javanese Ricefish does best in schools of 6 or more and will display the best color and behavior when kept in appropriate numbers. This species does have the potential to jump, so it is recommended that coverage be available if a well-fitting lid is not being used. Like most species of aquarium fauna, the Javanese Ricefish will appreciate live aquarium plants as well.
Javanese Ricefish are omnivorous and will eat a wide variety of fish food. High-quality flakes, pellets, live or frozen will be readily accepted by Ricefish.
Medaka Ricefish Notes
Please note that all information is provided as general guidelines. We encourage additional research to be done to ensure proper care is provided for all livestock additions.
- Temperament: Peaceful - Should be kept with peaceful species
- Average Size: 1-1.5"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Tank Size: 10G minimum is highly recommended for a school