Besides Harlequin Rasboras, What Nano Species Eats From The Surface?

ap4lmtree
  • #1
I need to populate a 10 gallon with about 14 or more of a nano species to give a betta company. I already will have 20 harlequin rasboras for a different tank setup, but I need a species for 10 gallon.

I was wondering if chilI rasboras eat from the surface. I am also interested in zebra danio or CPD.

but if neither of those species eat from the surface, which nano species does?

thanks
 
emmysjj
  • #2
No other fish can be with a betta in a 10 gallon. Shrimp and snails only
 
ap4lmtree
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
No other fish can be with a betta in a 10 gallon. Shrimp and snails only

yes they can. I have a betta with my harlequin rasboras right now. three of my bettas are more happy being around other fish while one likes to be alone or is too aggressive.

so, you could speak of your own bettas, but not mine. and this isn't the topic.

it is about what fish eat from the surface.
 
-Mak-
  • #4
ChilI rasboras do eat from the surface if you get them used to it. Originally only a couple of mine would, and I had to swirl their food into the water, but now all of them will, though some still prefer eating right below the surface.
 
emmysjj
  • #5
yes they can. I have a betta with my harlequin rasboras right now. three of my bettas are more happy being around other fish while one likes to be alone or is too aggressive.

so, you could speak of your own bettas, but not mine. and this isn't the topic.

it is about what fish eat from the surface.
I'm just saying that your betta might snap one day. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm trying to be helpful.
 
sushifanta
  • #6
I say to for the chilI rasboras. They are one of my favorites. It should be okay to have them in as long as your betta isn’t too aggressive. You might want to try snails, too.
 
ap4lmtree
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
I'm just saying that your betta might snap one day. I'm not trying to be rude, I'm trying to be helpful.

you don't have to give me an explanation to me nor anyone else. appeasing people is a stupid social norm
 
DoubleDutch
  • #8
you don't have to give me an explanation to me nor anyone else. appeasing people is a stupid social norm
Trying to explain and communicate isn't stupid to me.
 
DoubleDutch
  • #9
BTW a lot of fish are "designed" to feed in midwater where they find there food and now and then will get an insect or so from the surface. A lot can learn to eat from the surface if that's the place the food is, but you'll notice they're more comfortable doing so in midwater. It also has to do with their vulnerability for predators lurking from above (more safe to be in a school in midwater than as an individual fish on the surface)
 
ap4lmtree
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
ill get 14 chilI rasboras for a 10 gallon or maybe upgrade it to a 20 high

thanks
 
sushifanta
  • #11
Awesome. Good luck!
 

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