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post #1 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallon stocking. . (nano fish ?)

first off, hello ! i'm new to this forum . .
i have an empty 10 gallon i'd like to re-stock, and i'd like to find some really, really small fish to put in it. i found some rasboras that i like, however i don't know what they are or how i'll find them ! here are pictures. .


the website says this is boraras merah


boraras urolphthalmoides


and boraras brigittae

it'd be much easier to know what the common names of these are. if you have any other suggestions on pretty fish that are realllly small, i'd really appreciate it !

- thanks, amber
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post #2 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 07:28 PM
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i think rasboras are known more commonly as scissortails?? the only scissortails i had heard of were rasbora caudimaculata though and theyre not small, about 6" as far as i know so no use for a 10g tank. looking at the photos you have there its a different fish, but similar, to the one i know. just check that they do stay small before you go getting shoals of them.

if youre looking for little fish that will look good in a shaol, cardinals, neons or black neon tetras maybe? all pretty little fish and easy to get a hold of as theyre quite popular.

hope this helps anyway
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post #3 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 07:39 PM
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Scissortails are just one type of Rasbora. They do get up to 6 inches so they are not what you are looking for. I currently have five 2 inch Scissortails in my ten gallon. They are waiting for a new home. I had them in my 75 gallon but they were not doing well so I moved them to the 10 gallon. The fish in the pictures are very pretty. I wouldn't mind have about ten of my own!
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post #4 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 07:50 PM
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after posting that i had a wee look and yes my mistake, scissortails are only one type of rasbora rather than rasboras being a type of scissortail which is what i initially thought, sorry about that. im new to this and this is all very confusing to me. im going to stick to my cories - at least i know what they are lol came across a harlequin/red rasbora. they grow only to 2" apparently which would be much better for your size of tank and are quite nice - some have a nice red colour, but still not the fish in the picture. quite easy to sex as well which is good if you do or don't want to breed them either way.
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post #5 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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haha yeah ! i'm looking for fish that are more like. . 2.5 cm rather than inches. apparently all of those rasboras that i listed get 2.5 cm, but it'd really be easier on me if anyone knew a common name for them so i can try to find more information or try to order them online. as i said, any other suggestions of fish are appreciated, i don't necessarily have my mind set on these rasboras and i'd like to know if there are any other fish that are this small
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post #6 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 08:37 PM
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2.5cm? That is veryyy tiny. Are you meaning 2.5 inches instead of 2.5 feet? Or am I just very mixed up today?

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post #7 of 21 Old 03-06-2007, 08:48 PM
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2.5cm is really very tiny. if you want fish that size then neon tetras would probably be your best bet. cardinals are a bit more colourful but a wee bit bigger. still pretty small though. also a small group of albino cories or something would be really nice imo. they stay pretty small as well and will help clean up any waste in your tank, though i am a bit biased towards them as they are my favourite fish
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post #9 of 21 Old 03-07-2007, 05:40 PM
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if u really want something that small,make sure ur filter wont suck em in! thats wat happened to some of my fry that were about 2cm.
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post #10 of 21 Old 03-07-2007, 09:32 PM
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What a friend told me to do, since my littlest black neon did a total Finding Nemo up the filter, is take some quilt batting and put it on the suction thingie and put a rubber band around it. Thuban, the little black neon, has grown, so I didnt try it, but it sounds like a good plan to me.

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