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post #11 of 17 Old 03-06-2011, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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The LFS only had 2 left, so I did buy those. It made me feel good that they will be joining the other 7 I have.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-06-2011, 06:22 PM
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The LFS only had 2 left, so I did buy those. It made me feel good that they will be joining the other 7 I have.
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I do much the same, when I see a couple of shoaling fish that I have some of, I usually will buy them just to make them feel better with their fellows.

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post #13 of 17 Old 04-14-2011, 08:25 AM
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The LFS only had 2 left, so I did buy those. It made me feel good that they will be joining the other 7 I have.
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Combray, do you have any pictures? I'm trying to locate some of these for my small office aquarium, and I'd love to see yours. Do you find them challenging to keep or feed?
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Combray, do you have any pictures? I'm trying to locate some of these for my small office aquarium, and I'd love to see yours. Do you find them challenging to keep or feed?
Combray can provide you with his/her personal experience, but I will just mention we have photos of this species in our profiles that you may not know about. Second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top, or in posts if the name is the same as in the profile it will be shaded and you can click on that, example Mosquito Rasbora or Boraras brigittae.

I will also mention that I have had a group of these for more than a year. They do best in small tanks, and definitely with very quiet fish, and floating plants are necessary or the fish are frightened. The remain relatively near the surface, and require small floating foods (flake, etc), and frozen brine shrimp and frozen daphnia if you can find it.

Attached is a photo of mine when they were in a 10g. I have since moved them to the 29g SE Asian Lagoon tank and they are doing fine with small tankmates like sparkling gourami, dwarf loaches, Dario dario, etc.

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post #15 of 17 Old 04-14-2011, 08:36 PM
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Thanks, Byron,
I will have a look at the profile. The aquarium I'm thinking of putting them in is 5.5 gallons, planted. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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I have 8 Boraras brigittaes in a planted 5.5 and they seem to have plenty of room. I've had the mosquitos maybe 2 months and they are still quite tiny, not even 3/4 of an inch. They do tend to spend most of their time at the surface. I have some hornwort floating; they hang out there mostly. I started with 9 and one simply disappeared. They were so small at first that I worry that perhaps I inadvertently lost him during a water change? The others are all thriving in the 5.5 gallon. I also have 5 C. habrosus in there and honestly they all seem to have plenty of room. I am switching some tanks around in the next couple weeks so I may move them to a 10 gallon, but I've experienced no problems with the 5.5 gallon.

As far as pictures, I'll see what I can do, but the ones in the profile will be far superior as photography is not my strong suit!

On a side note: Byron I just love the look of your tanks. They really have such a beautiful natural feel to them.
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I have 8 Boraras brigittaes in a planted 5.5 and they seem to have plenty of room. I've had the mosquitos maybe 2 months and they are still quite tiny, not even 3/4 of an inch. They do tend to spend most of their time at the surface. I have some hornwort floating; they hang out there mostly. I started with 9 and one simply disappeared. They were so small at first that I worry that perhaps I inadvertently lost him during a water change? The others are all thriving in the 5.5 gallon. I also have 5 C. habrosus in there and honestly they all seem to have plenty of room. I am switching some tanks around in the next couple weeks so I may move them to a 10 gallon, but I've experienced no problems with the 5.5 gallon.

As far as pictures, I'll see what I can do, but the ones in the profile will be far superior as photography is not my strong suit!

On a side note: Byron I just love the look of your tanks. They really have such a beautiful natural feel to them.
Thanks, Combray! It's nice to hear others' experience with these fish. I have some plants already, but not floating.
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