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Boraras brigittae "Chili Rasbora"

Boraras brigittae "Chili Rasbora"

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Boraras brigittae, commonly known as Chili Rasbora or Mosquito rasbora, is a small and colorful freshwater fish species belonging to the family Cyprinidae. limited distribution in the southwestern part of Borneo, although there are few documented occurrences. The place where the original specimens were collected is referred to as 'Bandjarmasin,' a coastal town located in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan Selatan (South Kalimantan). According to Kottelat (1991), its range extends westward to the Jelai Bila river basin, in the vicinity of Sukamara town, where it is reported to coexist with the closely related species, B. merah.

Boraras Brigittae is a true blackwater fish, it Resides in blackwater streams and rivers found in conjunction with primeval forest peat swamps. The water takes on a brown hue owing to the discharge of tannins and various compounds emanating from the decomposition of organic material, while the substrate is adorned with fallen leaves, twigs, and branches.

Photo is from a google search until we can get our own.

Difficulty: intermediate, they are easy to keep once the aquarium is stable. But due to their small delicate nature makes difficult at times.

Appearance: The body of Boraras brigittae deep red with a black elliptical marking in the mid line of the body outline by pink to purple iridescence.  They are often confuse with similar species such as Boraras Merah.

Tank requirements: Prefer a densely planted aquarium with plenty of hiding places, such as rocks and driftwood.  Water is tannin stained, substrate composed of fallen branches, leaf litter, gravel and rock.

Size: 15-20mm
pH: 4.0 – 6.5
TDS: 18 – 90
water temperature: of 20-28°C (70-84°F)

Diet: In the wild, Boraras Brigittae feed on small invertebrates and insects. In the aquarium, they will accept a variety of foods, including flake food, freeze-dried or frozen foods, and small live foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia.

Behavior: Boraras Brigittae are peaceful and social fish that do well in small groups of 6-8 individuals. They are active swimmers and spend most of their time in the middle and upper levels of the aquarium.

Breeding: Boraras Brigittae are egg-layers and breeding can be difficult in captivity. They require very soft and acidic water, as well as a densely planted aquarium with fine-leaved plants such as Java moss.


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