Boraras brigittae

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Characidae
Origin : Borneo
Length : 2 cm - 0.8"
Min. length aquarium : 40 cm - 15"
English name : Mosquito Rasbora
Smallest of al known characins.  You can keep them in a very small aquarium.  It is a very lively schooling fish that you can keep together with other small characins.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dimmed light by using a lot of  floating plants, a dark substrate and a peat filter bring out the colours of the fish. 

You should give them small live food such as Artemia.

Breeding is not difficult.  Every day a few eggs are laid and fertilized.  After 2-3 weeks the parents should be moved to a separate aquarium.  The breeding aquarium should be checked for young.  When they are g=free swimming you can feed tem with very small infusoria. 

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