01-31-2011, 02:59 PM
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Sorry, I didn't check your link previously, I foolishly thought for some reason that it linked to our profiles here.
The photo on your link site is a male obviously. If you check our profile Dario dario [click on the shaded name] you'll find a photo of a pair so you can see the difference. I have about half and half, I just bought 9 or 10 and hoped it would be a good mix, as in the store tank they were all drab of course.
Let me offer some comments on tank size, since you have mentioned a 75g. These are very small fish, as I mention in the profile, it is the smallest known Cypriniforme. Tankmates must be comparatively small as anything even moderate will likely see these fish as food. I mentioned the small species in with mine, and to that list I could add pygmy sparkling gourami, and any of the three Trigonostigma species of rasbora (Harlequin, Lambchop or Hengels (all of which are in our profiles). Sometimes small fish get lost in larger aquaria. Having used my 70g, 33g and 10g for several of these species, I can say they definitely work best in the 33g. There is room for several species, they can interact naturally (males of these are territorial and need some room), and they are always visible, even with lots of plants. Don't know if you checked the photos of my SE Asian Pond 33g but I consider that an ideal environment for these dwarf fishes.