Oryzias Sp Red Cap Medaka Rice Fish
Ricefish are a hardy and adaptable species that works well in community aquariums and planted tanks!
The Oryzias Red Cap is a very rare species of Ricefish that is still difficult to obtain regularly in the hobby. The Red Cap features a distinct color block on its head with a relatively clear, pearly body. Ricefish can be commonly seen in pond-style tanks and are loved for the unique top-down viewing experience. Like other species of Ricefish, Red Cap Medaka are very hardy and adaptable to a wide variety of aquarium parameters and salinity levels.
Ricefish are a peaceful species and should be housed in the aquarium with other peaceful fish and larger peaceful invertebrates. Red Cap Ricefish do 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 Red Cap Ricefish will appreciate live aquarium plants as well.
Red Cap 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 Care
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- 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