Chili Rasboras (Boraras brigittae) and Strawberry Rasboras (Boraras naevus) - Assorted Mix! - 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch
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These tiny, hard-to-find fish are known for their bright, strawberry-red markings and the large, dark spot on their flanks.
Chili Rasboras and Strawberry Rasboras, which are two different species with similar colors and markings, are the jewels in the crown of any aquarium into which they are placed. Their bodies are mostly a translucent silver (which may become red once the fish adjust to a tank), with a more bright and opaque red or orange surrounding their black markings. Their bold colors make these fish look like little gems in the aquarium, especially against dark substrate and bright green plants! In adult fish, males tend to be more brightly-colored and feature a larger dark spot, while the females are usually larger with rounder bellies. Their diminutive size makes these fish ideal for nano tanks! We are offering a mix of these two special fish; the number of Chili Rasboras versus Strawberry Rasboras you receive will be completely random.
Chili Rasboras and Strawberry Rasboras are are omnivores and are not too picky about eating. They will likely eat fish flakes or pellets, but they need a varied diet in order to breed (if breeding them is something you are interested in). Experienced keepers of these fish have found that their colors are brought out best when they are also fed some frozen or live foods (such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, daphnia, and artemia). Our Strawberry Rasboras ship out as juveniles or young adults that are about a fourth to a half inch in length, and they may grow up to 1.25 inches.
- pH level range: 6.0 - 7.5
- Temperature range: 74° - 82° F (23° - 28° C)
- Water type: Soft to medium hard
- Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Dwarf shrimp (such as Bee Shrimp, Blue Velvet Shrimp, Sakura Red Cherry Shrimp, etc.), snails (such as Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), other small and non-aggressive fish (such as Danios, Guppies, Corydoras, etc.).
- Additional notes: Relatively easy to care for as long as water parameters remain stable. They prefer to live in tanks with live aquatic plants for cover (such as Java Moss, Dwarf Anubias, Mermaid Weed, etc.).