Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

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Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby wader » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:18 pm

Hi! I bought these in Gdansk, Poland as Boraras brifittae at the October 2008.

But now I do not now exactly what is the species

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First probably male, second - female. And size about 1,5 cm.
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Re: Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby ying » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:42 pm

Hi wader,

It has the gold stripe and long/thick black stripe so it does not look like brigittae to me either. Beautiful fish regardless :).
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Re: Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby wader » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:31 am

Thank for answer!

You think it is Boraras urophtalmoides?

Another question - where I can find information about this species.
Sources in russian magazines and books very limited.
I would like to breed these fishes.
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Re: Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby Mad Duff » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:19 pm

Hi Wader, those are almost defnately Boraras urophthalmoides.

They are fairly easy to breed, they will breed more readily with a ph of around 6.5 or slightly lower and a raised temperature of up to 32'C but usually around 30'C. Ideally you will need a decent group of fish to get them spawning and a group of 3 males to around 6 females would be ideal, if their tank in very densely planted then you should be able to raise fry in the same tank as the parents feeding decent amounts of newly hatched brine shrimp nauplii.

Usual temps to keep them at would be around 26'-28'C and they don't get much bigger than around 2cm.
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Re: Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby wader » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:10 am

Thanks for the info.

Now I keep them together with Boraras maculatus and "Galaxy" Rasboras.
I have 11 B.urophtalmoides. Hardness about 12 (carbonate 6-7), pH 8.0-8.5
Temperature - 25-27'C.

It is normal condidtions for living (not breeding).

Food - newly hatched brine shrimp nauplii and cyclop, sometimes Tetra Rubin and frozen daphnia.
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Re: Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby Mad Duff » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:57 pm

Temperature is fine but I would lower the ph a little down to about 7 would be better.
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Re: Id: uroftalmoides or brigittae?

Postby helen nightingale » Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:23 pm

i agree with Mad Duff. mine are in water about 6.9pH which seems to suit these fish
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