Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)

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Remarks: Perfect for a beginner or smaller tank, Chili Rasboras (Boraras brigittae) are one of the smallest freshwater fish in the hobby but they are packed with color. They are a bright red fish with a blackish-green stripe from the middle of the body to the caudal peduncle, bordered by a tiny orange stripe. Because of their small size, it is best to keep a school of 6 or more in a tank, but if the tank is bigger than 10 gallons, we recommend at least 15 fish. At less than half an inch long, if you were to group all 15 fish into a small ball, it would be no larger an 2" in diameter. Add in the fact that their little bodies cannot produce much waste, and you will realize that more is always better and you will rarely risk overcrowding them.

Their small size can also cause trouble, however. You must ensure you cover any filtration openings with a fine mesh or sponge to avoid the fish being sucked into a filter. It is also highly recommended to keep a lid on their tank, as they are notorious for jumping while riding a current from a filter. 

Scientific Name: Boraras brigittae

Common Name: Chili Rasbora

Max Size: 0.5"

pH: 5.0-7.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 68-80°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Southeast Asia

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild 

Diet: Flake or pellet

Compatibility: Schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, small catfish, livebearers, invertebrates.

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