Originally Posted by SeattleFishGuy
Frank any reason why you chose the Maculates over the smaller and more red Brigittae? I'm just curious because I thought about going with the Brigettae but decided not to at the last minute. It's the smallest (I think) of the Rasbora and is so small that it looks great in a nano.
The reason I went with Maculatus over Brigittae has nothing to do with the species (they're both great, I love the nano fish), but rather how they look.
The red's of the Brigittae was too dominate - I wanted more hues of red, and the coloration patterns of the Maculatus better aided in achieving what I was looking for: a fish that could contrast the bright greens while bringing out the accent colors of the tennellus.
Also, the Maculatus are here, so I'll be adding them to the tank tonight.