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    ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

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    Hi folks, can someone advise if this is bridgittae? Is it possible to tell from my pictures?

    sorry the photos are not clear as the fishes are fast and am using my phone...

    Thank you so much!
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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Your first one is. The second pic top one looks like merah

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Agree with Maloocom, the ones with solid black stripe all the way to the tail are brigittae. The ones with a larger "eye" shaped black oval in the middle are merah.
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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Thank you. I suspected I had mixed species too, but the Lfs kept all into a small tank, I think he said all bridgittae. Will they cross breed?

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starlett View Post
    Thank you. I suspected I had mixed species too, but the Lfs kept all into a small tank, I think he said all bridgittae. Will they cross breed?
    Yeah, brigittae and merah are sometimes found living together in the same habitat, so they tend to get mixed together in shipments and LFS tanks. Its possible they will interbreed too.

    You can read more about them in this article: http://www.aquarium-glaser.de/en/bor...h_en_1107.html
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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Thanks so much. Do you think 40pcs of them in 2ft shallow tank of 27 litres is overcrowding?

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Just nice. Coz they are small. Bro where you purchased them from? Managed to get Merah at C328 last Monday.

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starlett View Post
    Thanks so much. Do you think 40pcs of them in 2ft shallow tank of 27 litres is overcrowding?
    Their bio-load is quite low (often even lesser than full grown cherry shrimps) so its possible to keep that quantity in a 27 litre tank, just keep the water clean and make sure you don't overfeed as they don't need that much food.
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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maloocom View Post
    Just nice. Coz they are small. Bro where you purchased them from? Managed to get Merah at C328 last Monday.
    I bought them from tampines superstar, because I stay in the east, all the popular Lfs are too far for me....but I wiped out all the stocks already.....oops...
    I know gc has them too, can go check it out!

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Aquaria View Post
    Their bio-load is quite low (often even lesser than full grown cherry shrimps) so its possible to keep that quantity in a 27 litre tank, just keep the water clean and make sure you don't overfeed as they don't need that much food.
    Good to know, thanks. By the way, do you guys have fans on for them? Their ideal temperature at 24 to 28, that I read.
    As our weather is crazy, sometimes really hot and humid.

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    So far, mine are doing well at indoor tank temperatures up to 29-30C without issues... they are active and still maintain a deep red coloration.

    These fishes are tropical fishes from our local region, so they can naturally take the typical hot weather we have here (as long as the temperature change is gradual). I guess the information online is usually geared more towards aquarists who live in temperate climates and need to heat up their tanks to suit tropical fishes, so it tends to be on the cooler side.

    The main thing with higher temperatures is to ensure that there is enough aeration and surface agitation or ample oxygenation by actively photosynthesizing plants, so that it counteracts the lower oxygen content in the warmer water. These are small fishes so their oxygen requirements tend to be relatively small too.
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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urban Aquaria View Post
    So far, mine are doing well at indoor tank temperatures up to 29-30C without issues... they are active and still maintain a deep red coloration.

    These fishes are tropical fishes from our local region, so they can naturally take the typical hot weather we have here (as long as the temperature change is gradual). I guess the information online is usually geared more towards aquarists who live in temperate climates and need to heat up their tanks to suit tropical fishes, so it tends to be on the cooler side.

    The main thing with higher temperatures is to ensure that there is enough aeration and surface agitation or ample oxygenation by actively photosynthesizing plants, so that it counteracts the lower oxygen content in the warmer water. These are small fishes so their oxygen requirements tend to be relatively small too.
    Thanks for the advice. I hope mine will breed in time but I was told they eat their eggs, so hoping for a miracle

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Hi all bros, I m new to this hobby and been looking for this fish. Anyone come across this at any lfs or farm this few days? Just came back from seaview. No stock.��

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Try green chapter, I saw there are a quite of them there yesterday

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    An lfs near Bedok library sells them. Can't confirm the address
    Loving crypts <3

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    Re: ID: Boraras bridgittae/u./merah?

    Thx bros! Will chk out GC. Know they got 10% discount now from newspaper cutout.��

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