The dwarf rasbora that is traded under the name of “Boraras micros RED” for some years already, has been described now scientifically and has been named Boraras naevus. The species is distinguished from all other spotted Boraras species known so far by the sexual dichromatism. The B. naevus males develope a much bigger shoulder spot than the females. Regarding keeping and breeding the charming dwarfs do not differ in any way from their congeneers. This means, they should be kept in small, well planted tanks with a dark ground in soft and acidic water. Under these conditions the dwarf rasboras are astonishingly long-living and enjoy their keeper for many years. Boraras naevus reaches a maximum length of 1.5 – 2 cm.
For our customers: Boraras naevus has code 452822 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Lexicon: Boraras: Boraras: anagram of Rasbora, referring to the reverse ratio of abdominal and caudal vertebrae in Boraras compared with Rasbora. naevus: Latin, means “spot” or “mark on the skin”; refers to the prominent shoulder spot of the species.
Suggestion of a common name: Strawberry rasbora
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
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