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post #1 of 10 Old 07-24-2011, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
enough space?

Hi how does 30 dwarf rasboras sound in a 38 gallon

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4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




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post #2 of 10 Old 07-25-2011, 05:48 AM
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If it's in a species specific tank, I think that would be fine.
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-25-2011, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
no, it has a pair of dwarf cichilids and bottom dwellers, other than that there would be no other fish. And I checked and I don't think the rasboras are sold to me small enough to be eaten

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-25-2011, 11:21 AM
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Well.... I have a cichlid, think it's an electric yellow. I tried to put it in my community tank. One of my Harlequin rasboras got curious and came really close to it. The cichlid made a half hearted attempt to eat it, opened it's mouth more then wide enough to swallow it whole. Fortuantly it was as a said half hearted and the rasboras swam away, however if it had been in a corner with no place to swim too I'm certain it would have been gone.

So while I wouldn't expect the cichlid to chase the rasboras down to eat.. if they become careless they could easily wind up as lunch.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-25-2011, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
I think that they would be okay though, would there be enough space

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-25-2011, 12:51 PM
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Yeah it probably would be doable. Add a handful of rasboras and see how they do. Then add another handful every week if everything is good.
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-25-2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
okay will do, thanks for the help

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #8 of 10 Old 07-26-2011, 11:37 AM
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By "dwarf rasbora" do you mean the species Boraras maculatus? Or are you referring to one of the common rasbora such as Harlequin Rasbora, Lambchop Rasbora or Hengels Rasbora?

The true Dwarf Rasbora is much too small for most cichlids, especially kribs (I'm assuming these are the pair you have?). The other mentioned rasbora species will probably survive until the kribs spawn, then likely not. Or they will be severely stressed in such a small space--small to them when kribs are spawning.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-26-2011, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
okay, would a school of 10 true rummy noses work, I am using peat to change my water, does this bother them

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-26-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
I do mean the mactulats or however it's spelled, how about ember tetras, other then kribs their wouldn't be a thing for them to harras, or nannostumus marginitas, or trifiascitias

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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