Aquarium fishes introduced: Boraras brigittae


My favorite fish for fishkeeping is the Mosquito Rasbora. This is a gorgeous little fish. You can see them in my fish tank in the video above, swimming near the water surface, seeking for food and enjoying the flow of water near my self-build filter and pump. The Moskito Rasbora is also called Boraras brigittae (scientific name). This is a pretty tiny fish (1-3 cm depending on their age) and great for smaller fish tanks. The fish tank in the video above for example contains just 60 liters of water. I have round about 15 Mosquito Rasbora┬┤s in my fish … Continue reading Aquarium fishes introduced: Boraras brigittae

Aquarium fishes introduced: Siamese Algae Eater (SAE)


Common Name: Siamese Algae Eater (SAE) Scientific Name: Crossocheilus siamensis German Name: Siamesische R├╝sselbarbe Family: Cyprinidae Species : Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus Habitat: South-East Asia. Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia / This bottom-dwelling fish is found in mainland of South-East Asia in the Chao Phraya, Mekong, Thade and Xe Bang Fai basins and also at Malay Peninsula. Their natural habitats are rivers, stream and also flooded forest during rainy season. Maximum Size: Will grow up to round about 6 inches (15cm) pH: They tolerate a pH between 5.5 – 8.0 but 6.0 – 7,5 is better Total Hardness: They seems to love soft … Continue reading Aquarium fishes introduced: Siamese Algae Eater (SAE)