Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)
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38 Litres (10 US G.)
1.3-1.8cm (0.5-0.7 ")
6.5 - 7.0
25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )