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Chili Rasbora (Boraras Brigittae)

Original price $4.99 - Original price $44.99
Original price
$4.99 - $44.99
Current price $4.99
Style: 1 Fish

Chili Rasbora (Boraras brigittae)


The Chili Rasbora, Boraras brigittae, is a tiny yet strikingly colorful freshwater fish, native to the peat swamps of Indonesia. This species is renowned for its vibrant red body that makes it a dazzling addition to any nano or planted aquarium. Despite its small size, the Chili Rasbora has a big personality and is known for its peaceful nature and schooling behavior, making it an ideal inhabitant for community tanks with other small, gentle species.


  • Brilliant red coloration, with some individuals displaying black and white accents on the fins
  • Maximally reaches about 0.8 inches in length, perfect for nano aquariums
  • Enjoys being in schools, showing best colors and behaviors in groups of 6 or more
  • Extremely peaceful, making it a perfect match for similarly sized and tempered tank mates

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons, larger preferred to provide ample space for schooling
  • Water Parameters: pH 4.0-7.0, soft water with low to moderate hardness
  • Temperature: 20-26°C (68-79°F)
  • Diet: Omnivorous; requires a varied diet of high-quality flakes, micro pellets, and live/frozen foods such as daphnia, brine shrimp, or micro worms
  • Compatibility: Best kept with other small, peaceful species such as other micro rasboras, small tetras, and dwarf shrimp