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post #1 of 10 Old 12-26-2007, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Microrasboras

Does anyone have a list of them so I can try and find some other species that I can get a group of 8-10 for a 10 gallon? Celestial Pearl Danios/Galaxy Rasboras are $10 each at my LFS so they are kinda out of the question unless I want to buy 2 of them a month.

Also, if anyone has a link to pictures of them and some general size information it would also be appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-26-2007, 06:18 PM
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Have you tried Sawbwa resplendens, Chris?

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-26-2007, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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A tetra huh. Don't know if I want them again but then again all I have had was neons and they were boring even in a school of 15+. That I still want something that I can try to breed fairly easily if I want to.

Here are the ones I have found. Just need to find out if my LFS carries them now:
phoeniz rasbora
Sparrow rasbora
Boraras maculatus
Chili Rasboras
Scarlet Badis

I would google them all to see if they lay eggs and are easily bred in aquaria but I only have so many hours in a month.
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A tetra huh.
They're not tetras. Rasboras.lol
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Here are the ones I have found. Just need to find out if my LFS carries them now:
phoeniz rasbora
Sparrow rasbora
Boraras maculatus
Chili Rasboras
Scarlet Badis
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See this is why I hate searching for fish I know nothing about. The first 6 hits I got listed them with tetras and not rasboras. Cool looking one though. Will have to add them to the list to see if my LFS can get them also.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-27-2007, 12:54 AM
$10 each is a good price considering that $6.50-$7.50 is wholesale for galaxies. I think that (6)bucktooth tetras would be nice. Quite coloful and very active. Although my favorite rasbora is the galaxy rasbora, I still have a soft spot in my heart for harlies.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-27-2007, 01:23 AM
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fish in the genus Microrasbora are
Microrasbora erythromicron
Microrasbora gatesi
Microrasbora kubotai
Microrasbora nana
Microrasbora rubescens

also consider some from the Boraras genus
Boraras brigittae
Boraras maculatus
Boraras merah
Boraras micros
Boraras urophthalmoides

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Any specific ones you like Wolf? I want something with some color so thatis why I am thinking the CPD but I have found many others that have good color also.

One more thing, will Rasboras school together if they are different species? Not that I will be getting different species, I was just curious.
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One more thing, will Rasboras school together if they are different species? Not that I will be getting different species, I was just curious.
It's possible, Chris. I find it funny when the harlequin and hengeli rasboras shoal togetheras they have similar color patterns except the hengelis have a fine gold line above their triangular black patch and are slimmer in comparison to the harlies.

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Any specific ones you like Wolf? I want something with some color
I prefer Boraras brigittae


and Boraras merah

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