I finally got my hands on a beautiful threesome of galaxy rasbora - all my lfs had :(.
I've read through a lot of information, seems like the little ones are pretty hardy and somewhat easy to breed
Right now the trio are in my well planted 10 gallon tank, and im just looking for some general advice from those who are more experienced with this wonderful fish.
My first question is about flow through the tank. Right now the tank has a penguin mini filter on it, which does a very good job. My concern is over the flow the filter puts back into the aquarium. When the filter is set to max output - the only way the wheel will spin, it creates almost a waterfall effect in the tank, one half of the water is moving downwards - the other half is being pushed up, this seems to constantly put the galaxies in a water column and they have to make slight adjustments to keep their position or find a "deadspot" in the tank - I was wondering if current was an issue with these fish? do they like flowing water, or are the stressed by it?. I was thinking if maybe fixing a sponge to the lip of the filter to slow this flow down.
Also I have what seems to be a male and female and they seem to be paired - or thats what im wondering, the male will chase the female in circles for a couple of seconds then stop and swim away, the female will then fallow him for a while until this repeats itself. now i do not yet have a javamoss bed in the tank so i was curious if this is courting behavior or not.
next question - I was wondering as to what the water parameter and temperatures people on this forum are keeping these lovely microrasboras at - there doesn't seem to be much information avalibe on it.
lastly i was just curious the diet people had them on, right now i was thinking a mixture of powdered flake, frozen brine, vegetable flake, and live brine. - will these little guys eat stuff like ground up lettuce and other vegetables?
Thanks for your time