Boraras Brigittae

Boraras Brigittae

Boraras brigittae is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Boraras, also known as chili rasboras or mosquito rasboras, are a very small species of fishes native to the swamps of South West Borneo.

As with other Boraras species it is likely to be a micropredator feeding on small insects, worms, crustaceans and other zooplankton in nature. In the aquarium it will accept dried foods of a suitable size. Chopped-up bloodworms are also an option as long as the pieces are small enough for the fish to easily consume.

Mosquito rasbora displays an orange-red body color with a brown-black mid lateral stripe and a dark spot at the base of the caudal fin. Mosquito rasbora are a shoaling species and so it should be kept in groups of at least 10 members. Doing so will make them more comfortable in the aquarium environment.

Temperature: 20 – 28 °C
pH: 4.0 – 7.0
Hardness: 18 – 179 ppm
Maximum Standard Length: 15 – 20 mm

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