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Mosquito Rasbora

Imported 

Boraras brigittae

Mosquito Rasbora

Native Location: South West Borneo, Indonesia.

Climate: Tropical

Maximum Size: 0.7in (2cm)

Temperament: Peaceful, skittish in smaller numbers.

Diet: Omnivorous, readily accept most foods

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 72–78 °F (22-26°C)

Preferred pH Range: 6.0 – 7.0

Minimum Aquarium size: For a group of 8-10 fish, an aquarium with a minimum size of 18″ x 10″ x 10″ - 8Gal (48x25x25cm- 30l).

Potential Tank mates: Scarlett Badis, sparkling gourami

Care Level: Easy

The Mosquito Rasbora are a wonderful, colourful addition to a smaller aquarium.

They are a shoaling fish and shouldn’t be kept in groups smaller than 6. The larger the shoal, the more natural the behavior and the brighter their vibrant red and orange colouration.
Endemic to South-eastern Borneo, they are the perfect shoaling fish species for a soft water nano tank. We advise providing a low-flow filtration, dark substrate and lots of dense planting. Smaller varieties of Anubias, dwarf Amazon swords, and carpeting plants such as Dwarf Hairgrass work well. They will swim around the middle/top area of your aquarium providing a constant dash of colour in contrast to the backdrop of the plants.

Mosquito Rasboras accept a variety of foods but they are a Micro-predator and prefer to eat a mixture of live foods (newly hatched brineshrimp, small Daphnia and microworms) they will however happily accept dry foods such as crushed flakes or micro-pellets and take frozen foods.

Breeding these Rasbora is challenging but not impossible. They are egg scatterers and a suitable breeding tank should be provided.

Females lay small numbers of very small eggs and the pair provide no parental care  whatsoever. They will eat their own eggs, given the chance. In a mature, well-planted aquarium some fry may survive to maturity if they avoid any adults. However, a larger number may be raised by removing plants along with eggs from the adult’s aquarium to a separate one filled with water from the original tank. Newly hatched fry are tiny and once they have absorbed the yolk sac need tiny foods such as infusoria and baby brineshrimp to survive.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, they are treated for any possible diseases and given a complete health check  to make sure they are health, happy and eating well before being placed in our display aquariums, ready for sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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