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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I was sold these little fish as being Mosquito/Chili Rasbora, but I am now curious if they are actually Exclamation point Rasboras... can anyone help me ID them?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 05:11 PM
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Cool little fish! Unfortunately they get mislabeled pretty often and mixed up allowing them to hybridize which is frustrating. It's hard to be certain, but those do look quite a bit like Boraras urophthalmoides aka Exclamation point rasboras (the micros have their own genus of Boraras now, fun anagram) and I'd have to agree with your assessment

However B. merah and B. brigittae (Phoenix and Mosquito/Chilli) can look very similar, especially when young

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Those indeed look like chilis to me. I have had both chilis and the boraras urophthalmoides. They are too red for the urophthalmoides -

https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...ophthalmoides/

https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...ras-brigittae/
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Only one of them looks like B. brigittae to me. The rest look like mixed Boraras species of some sort.


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