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Jayy 10-31-2011 04:25 PM

Brillanat rasboras
 
I seen these time to time at my lfs and I was thinking about getting some, but wanted to yet some info first. Are they peaceful etc.

They will be in a 55 planted with:

8 black phantom tetras
3 platies
3 marbled mollies
1 pearl gourami

I was thinking maybe ten of the rasboras.

Also how many should i add at once 6 or 7 and the gourami( my lfs is the only place i can find them so i was trying to save a trip. Tell me what you think.

Thanks.

Jayy 11-01-2011 05:36 PM

Nevermind, I'll just stick with neons. Aquaadvisor said it wouldnt work anyways.

Byron 11-01-2011 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jayy (Post 881354)
Nevermind, I'll just stick with neons. Aquaadvisor said it wouldnt work anyways.

What is their reason? Assuming the species is Rasbora einthovenii, it attains under 4 inches, needs a group, is very peaceful. You've space in a 55g. ??

MinaMinaMina 11-02-2011 12:30 AM

Its their pH needs, I think.

Jayy 11-03-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 881598)
What is their reason? Assuming the species is Rasbora einthovenii, it attains under 4 inches, needs a group, is very peaceful. You've space in a 55g. ??

Soo your saying aquadvisor is wrong and I could keep a shoal??

Jayy 11-03-2011 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MinaMinaMina (Post 881963)
Its their pH needs, I think.

No, it said I need to add another filter, because my filteration was too low.

Byron 11-03-2011 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jayy (Post 883322)
No, it said I need to add another filter, because my filteration was too low.

What filter do you have?

And Mina is correct that water parameters might be an issue, if extreme. What is your hardness and pH?

Byron.

Jayy 11-03-2011 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Byron (Post 883328)
What filter do you have?

And Mina is correct that water parameters might be an issue, if extreme. What is your hardness and pH?

Byron.

I have a marineland emperor 400 pro. Ill get my water tested this weekend.

MinaMinaMina 11-03-2011 05:46 PM

Doesn't the Brilliant Rasbora need a pH of 6-6.5? If that's the case, either they or the livebearers are going to be compromised, no matter what her parameters, yeah?

Edit: when I double checked my info, I find some sites that list a broader acceptable pH for these kids. So maybe it'll be okay. But I think their natural habitat is 6-6.5.

Jayy 11-03-2011 06:06 PM

I'm a he lol :D


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