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Chili / Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)Notify Me

Chili / Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)


An ideal fish for nano aquariums, the Chili, Mosquito, or Brigittae Rasbora is found in warm, acidic, shallow waters throughout the island of Borneo. With their vibrant red color and peaceful, active nature, they are extremely popular in the hobby and a favorite with planted tank hobbyists. Typically found in true blackwater swamps and creeks, this dwarf rasbora will do best and display optimal color and behavior when provided with an environment similar to their wild habitat, and will benefit from the addition of some tannins from Catappa Leaves or similar botanicals. Although records of the fish exist from Malaysia, Peninsular Thailand, and other parts of Southeast Asia it is likely these fish are close relatives such as Boraras merah and this species is often misidentified in the trade. In the aquarium, they are hardy and will generally thrive under a wide range of conditions but will exhibit their best color if kept in warm, slightly soft water and in groups of at least 10. With their small adult size, larger or fast moving tankmates should be avoided but they will thrive with most small peaceful fish and invertebrates.

Dwarf / Maculatus Rasbora (Boraras maculatus) - Group of 10 FishNotify Me

Dwarf / Maculatus Rasbora (Boraras maculatus)


A unique and actively schooling “micro” Rasbora found throughout Southern Thailand, Malaysia, and the Sunda Islands, the Dwarf or Maculatus Rasbora makes an ideal addition to a nano aquarium or planted tank. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving streams and creeks with sandy substrate and soft, acidic and often tannin-stained waters, usually among aquatic plants or fallen branches. A hardy and adaptable fish in the aquarium, they are popular with aquascapers due to their small adult size, active nature, and distinctive markings. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.