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


Origin

Sexing

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

Tank compatibility

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

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

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

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

Identification

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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