Chili Rasbora/Mosquito Rasbora "Boraras brigittae"

Care Level

Low

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

Less than 2"

Minimum Size

10 gallon

Color

Red

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly acidic (6.0-7.5 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), 72 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit

General: The Indonesian Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) is an endemic species, native to Borneo. Naturally, the Chili Rasbora occupies "blackwater" (5.0 to 6.2 pH, soft water hardness 1 to 6 dGH) wetlands of Borneo, where they feed on microinvertebrates.

Reproduction: Acidic, soft water conditions are critical when attempting to breed Chili Rasbora. Floating plants, as well as optimal diet, will promote reproductive behaviors.

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.0-7.5 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH)

Aquarium Diet: Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, general flake, omnivore pellet, Spirulina

Dimorphism: Once mature, the Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) male will become slightly brighter in coloration. The female will retain her original colors. The female Chili Rasbora will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce.

Compatibility: The Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) are typically compatible with other Rasboras, Danio, Tetra, Pencilfish, Hatchetfish, and Corydoras.