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post #11 of 17 Old 11-30-2011, 01:12 PM
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I'm taking the clown loaches on Saturday to the NSLFS and gonna try and order two more Brochis (I found some Brochis online but I can't see paying more on shipping than the fish cost but if the NSLFS can't get them in then I'm willing to pay the money). Regarding the Danio's they are also in the process of being rehomed, I still have a few days left on the 30 day Petco return so will probably do that Saturday as well. Was going to pick up some Rasbora and Tetras from either Petco/LFS depending on what they have in stock and/or are willing to trade for the clown's and danio's.

Here is the final fish stocking goal with a 29g planted tank (goal of "heavily planted").

5 Harlequin Rasbora
5 Head and Tail Light Tetra (or similar)
1 Blue Gourami
3 Brochis (Emerald Catfish)

Too much, too little, just right. Suggestions/comments welcome :)
That is fine. Though I would increase the rasbora to 6 or 7. The tetra should be fine with 5.

There are thre very similar species in Trigonostigma, the Harlequin Rasbora, Lambchop Rasbora and Hengels Rasbora as we've commonly named them in the profiles. The latter two are a tad smaller and in my view more interesting; esp the Hengels with its bright copper arc. But all are peaceful, very much so, and like to remain in the group as they swim through the plants.

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-30-2011, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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YAY!! I found two more Emerald Cory's (Brochis) and also picked up 7 Harlequin Rasbora's. Still trying to find a good home for the clown loaches. Been scouring the web for fish clubs and calling any aquarium/fish listing I can find, please please please if anyone knows of a fish club or individual in the phoenix area that want's these two amazing fish FREE let me know. I will even drive them out to you, I live in Queen Creek and north phoenix is a good haul but I'll do it FREE if you can provide them a good home!

So far the rasbora's are doing well, then again it's lights out and they've only been in there for an hour and a half. The two new emeralds while about an inch smaller than the "daddy" have buddies right up. The darn danio's seem to be spazzing out about the new school of rasbora's. I hope they don't stress them out too much :( I'm probably taking them back to the LFS since the tag was wrong and they are the giant ones. When that happens I was thinking of grabbing 5 glowlight tetra's that just came in.

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post #13 of 17 Old 12-02-2011, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Rasbora's are settling in and schooling nicely, once in a while I'll see one of the Danio's chase them, not aggressively, I think they are just trying to play. They will probably get rehomed though since I just got 5 Bloodfin Tetra on the way home which means my fish stocking is DONE! here is the final list. I know it's a lot right now. Please let me know if you think it's overstocked. keep in mind the Clowns will be gone hopefully soon and the Danio's once they get a bit bigger will also be rehomed.

Permanent Stocking:
8 x Harlequin Rasbora
5 x Bloodfin Tetra
3 x Emerald Catfish
1 x Blue Gourami

Temporary Stocking (pending rehome)
2 x Clown Loach
3 x Giant Danio

Edit: ya I never counted the Rasbora lol the LFS must of put 8 in the bag unless they are cloning themselves

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Rasbora's are settling in and schooling nicely, once in a while I'll see one of the Danio's chase them, not aggressively, I think they are just trying to play. They will probably get rehomed though since I just got 5 Bloodfin Tetra on the way home which means my fish stocking is DONE! here is the final list. I know it's a lot right now. Please let me know if you think it's overstocked. keep in mind the Clowns will be gone hopefully soon and the Danio's once they get a bit bigger will also be rehomed.

Permanent Stocking:
8 x Harlequin Rasbora
5 x Bloodfin Tetra
3 x Emerald Catfish
1 x Blue Gourami

Temporary Stocking (pending rehome)
2 x Clown Loach
3 x Giant Danio

Edit: ya I never counted the Rasbora lol the LFS must of put 8 in the bag unless they are cloning themselves
Keep a close eye on the bloodfins; this species (like all in the genus) is a possible fin nipper, and the gourami is going to be targeted if they do. Have a read of our profile (click the shaded name). May or may not, just a caution, keep watch.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada

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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 #15 of 17 Old 12-03-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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I took the bloodfin's back and got 5 Black Neon Tetra, the profile said they are very peacefull and lists Gourami as tank mates, they jumped right in with the school of Rasbora, tank is looking good :) got some more plants and found a good home for the Clowns!!

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Congrats!

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post #17 of 17 Old 12-03-2011, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Here is the thread where I posted the picture of the new plants :)

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...d-86216/page6/

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