Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)

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Mosquito Rasbora

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Mosquito Rasbora

Boraras brigittae

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.3-1.8cm (0.5-0.7 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.0

25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)

8-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

4-8 years

Family

Cyprinidae



Additional names

Mosquito Rasbora, Chilli Rasbora, Brigitte Rasbora, Micro Rasbora Brigitte, Dwarf Redfin Rasbora

Additional scientific names

Rasbora urophthalma brigittae, Rasbora brigittae


Sexing[edit | edit source]

Females have broader body shape and the tail is rounded. Males are long and have a more slender body shape.


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Due to this tiny fish's size, they are best kept in groups of at least 6 of their own kind in a species tank or with other very small peaceful micro fish such as Ember Tetras and Pygmy Corys.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Flake food is a good diet for the Mosquito Rasbora. They will also take tiny pieces of bloodworm and daphnia.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

They need a spacious tank with hiding spaces and an open swimming space. Dense planting is a must for them to hide in if and when they are startled and at night.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

They are sometimes shy and will hide among plants. They will often shoal very tightly and stay together.


Identification[edit | edit source]

A small and slender fish which is vivid red in colour, with a black band running down the lateral line, wider at the gill plates and slender towards the caudal fin. The fins also have red colour.

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