Rasboras are small, peaceful schooling fish that are well suited for the smaller planted community aquarium. These colorful, hardy fish fare best in groups of six or more fish of the same species. Rasboras are members of the Cyprinidae family, which are referred to as Carp-like fishes. Found over a large area ranging from East Africa, through Asia and Australia, Rasboras prefer soft water and neutral pH. Floating plants and a covered aquarium will deter these fish from leaping out of the aquarium. Rasboras are rewarding fish when maintained in the planted community aquarium, displaying beautiful colors and unique color patterns.