Boraras brigittae

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Boraras brigittae
Boraras brigittae.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Boraras
Species:
B. brigittae
Binomial name
Boraras brigittae
(Vogt, 1978)[1]

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, Indonesia.

These fishes grow upto a maximum size of 20mm and are hence categorized as a Nano Fish among aquarium hobbyists. Due to their extremely small size, they are considered a bad choice for community tanks but would be ideal companions to Shrimps in small tanks due to their peaceful and timid nature. These are also schooling fish which prefer to be kept in a group of 8 or more in an aquarium.

The females in this species are found to have round bellies and lighter coloring as compared to the male counterparts. While the males are brightly colored and attractive, they are smaller in size compared to the females in this species. [2]

These fishes prefer an aquarium setting that is similar to their natural habitat and can live up to 8 years if properly cared for. [3]

Boraras Brigittae school in a Nano Aquarium

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Boraras brigittae" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  2. ^ "Boraras Brigittae". Seriously Fish.
  3. ^ "Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)". Tropical Fish Keeping.