Chilli Rasbora

Chilli Rasbora

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The Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae), also called the "mosquito rasbora" is a very small species of rasbora characterized by their striking red markings and the dark blue/green bar across their bodies.

These fish are extremely popular for nano aquariums due to their tiny size. A full-grow specimen will grow to be only .7 inches in length. A group of 6+ chili rasboras can live comfortably in a 10-gallon aquarium. Their average lifespan is 5 years.

These fish do best in slightly acidic water; they live in blackwater in the wild. Ideally, a pH of 6.0 should be maintained, but they are comfortable living in a pH range of 4.0 to 7.0. Because they prefer their water to be very soft, many aquarists will use distilled water rather than tap water. They prefer temperatures in the mid-70's to low-80's.

Chili rasbora are not well-adapted to living in water with a particularly strong current. These fish will readily eat crushed flakes or micro-pellets. These fish are very sensitive to water chemistry fluctuations, and should only be added to a cycled aquarium. A heater must be provided to maintain consistent water temperatures, as these fish are also sensitive to large shifts in water temperature.

These micro-fish are docile and won't bother anyone in your aquarium. The must be kept with other small, peaceful community fish. They may be kept with dwarf species of shrimp, too.


Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.