Riverpark Aquatics

Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)

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SKU:
118

Our Guide To Keeping Chilli Rasbora Fish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Boraras brigittae
    • Common name: Chilli Rasbora
    • Family: Cyprinidae
    • Origin: Southeast Asia, specifically Borneo
    • Adult length: 2.5 cm
    • Lifespan: 3 to 4 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Chilli Rasboras prefer a heavily planted tank with subdued lighting.
    • Provide fine-leaved plants like Java moss or other floating plants to mimic their natural habitat.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Chilli Rasboras thrive in slightly acidic to neutral water conditions with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0.
    • Keep the water temperature between 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F).
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • A gentle water flow is preferred for Chilli Rasboras, so choose a filter that provides minimal to moderate flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Chilli Rasboras are omnivores and will accept a variety of foods. Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food as a staple.
    • Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like daphnia, bloodworms, and brine shrimp.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Chilli Rasboras are peaceful schooling fish and should be kept in groups of at least six individuals to prevent stress.
    • They are compatible with other small, peaceful fish species such as other Boraras species, small rasboras, and small catfish.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • Chilli Rasboras are active and peaceful fish that display schooling behavior.
    • They should not be kept with aggressive or large fish species that may intimidate or prey on them.

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