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Old 01-30-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Need nano fish ID (Boraras species?)


I bought these fish from my LFS and they were marked as just red micro rasbora. I'm looking to properly ID them. I'm thinking they may be Boraras maculatus but there a multiple similar looking species out there. Any one positive on what they are or do think I'm right with my guess. Thanks
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #2
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Either b. maculatus or b. naevus would be my guess... but I think maculatus
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I have both maculatus and naevus and they look more like naevus to me. Of course, once they color up fully you'll be able to tell more accurately.
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What is the difference between the two? Is there a way for me to tell. They actually do look like naevus to me as well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:27 AM   #5
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This is a good and relativley simple identification page for the 3 species. On Msjinkzd's website: http://msjinkzd.com/news/which-borar...ctorial-guide/
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Thanks for that link, I can't believe I missed that on her site!
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