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Boraras identification
October 29, 2015
10:45 am
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george
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I recently bought a group of boraras brigittae. On further inspection, I realised none looked alike, and very few looked similar to the description/pictures on seriously fish. Two of my fish are definitely merah. On some of the other fish, the black stripe gets very thin/disappears around mid body so that the fish looks somewhat like a merah with a long spot and a small spot right after it. Does that fit the description of boraras brigittae?

I'll try to upload decent pictures as soon as I can.

October 29, 2015
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Black stripe disappears under the dorsal fin, reappears in the form of a thin stripe right after. First segment is diamond shaped.

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Fish in foreground is same as previous picture. The one in the background has two clearly distinct spots. The first one is oval shaped. They seem to be joined by a very thin line near the dorsal fin.

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Same as first picture. Stripe thins out to form two spots.

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Stripe thins out/disappears.

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Same as second picture

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Bottom fish is definitely brigittae. The one on top is the one from the second picture. Looks more like merah?

November 4, 2015
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Does look like B. merah, yes.

Cake or death?
November 15, 2015
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These look like brigittae to me. I had a group of eleven B. brigittae and one B. merah and the merah never really schooled with the brigittae and now I've got one B. micros and it doesn't school either. They don't seem picked on just separate from the B. brigittae 

Oh no not this guy again
December 22, 2015
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Do merah and brigittae mimic each other in mixed overlapping populations?

December 24, 2015
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There is evidence to suggest that to be the case, but nothing concrete as far as I know?

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December 24, 2015
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Merah have a narrower caudal peduncle, apparently,

My 'merah coloured'  boraras definitely has the same dimensions as my brigittae.

December 26, 2015
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I redesigned the aquarium for a more natural look. The fish coloured up, they are definitely brigittae. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.

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