soooo...I was at my lfs just looking around...not planning on buying any fish(yeah right), when I looked into a little tank and- lo and behold- a bunch of itty bitty chili rasboras! They are the most beautiful little tiny fish ever, and I have been looking for them for months! I'd given up, but now here they were! they're so tiny that the bioload won't even make a dent in my system. So I got some...all of them. :D
sadly, they only had 5 so my school is very small. Also good though because at 4 dollars apiece I probably would have dished out a good 80 dollars on the spot for these tiny guys if they had too many more in stock! Schooling fish should be cheaper- I mean they come as a package.
Anyway, so now I have my little cuties. They are unbelievably tiny. I'm guessing some of them are still juveniles. I'll probably have to order some more. I wish I could take pictures to show you all! they seem to be doing quite well so far and eating well.
There are only two problems though. The flow from my filter and bubbler make a bit too much for the delicate little fish. the other fish act like there's no current at all but these guys look like they're fighting against a huricane! I'm not sure what to do about this... I've been turning on the filter during the day and the bubbler at night. Is there a better solution? will they just get used to the current in a while?
The other problem is my baloon molly. They are smaller and slower than other mollies, but my rasboras seem intimidated by her. She doesn't show any interest in them but if she wanders past they all run away. Will they stop being oh so timid once they are settled? Also, if I didn't have her in the tank I could easily fit a large school of rasboras, but with her it is allready quite heavily stocked. I want them to have plenty of space and feel safe. Honestly I'd rather have 20 mosquito ras than the one molly. But she was a gift. Any ideas here?
I'd really appreciate any commnts, input on myrasboras!thanks!