I Have 3 Harlequin Rasboras. Will They Be Stressed?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by FishFandom, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. FishFandom

    FishFandomValued MemberMember

    I just picked up 3 Harlequin Rasboras and a LFS, and wondered if they would be stressed at that number. They are in a 20g planted.
     
  2. jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    They are a schooling fish so they'd probably like at least 3 more friends to bring the number up to 6. They need friends! Just be sure to quarantine first. The original 3 will be ok while you quarantine the other ones.
     
  3. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Did the LFS where you purchased the three rasbora's have any more? Im assuming you just got them within the last couple days... If so, go get three more of the same group... then you can put them all together as they will share much of the same immunity and bacteria.
     




  4. OP
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    FishFandom

    FishFandomValued MemberMember

    They had more. They recommended to get 3 or up so I wanted room for other fish, and I got three. :/
     
  5. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    6 at the very minimum as suggested above.

    what is the current stock in the 20g?
     
  6. OP
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    FishFandom

    FishFandomValued MemberMember

    What will happen if they get too stressed?

    The stock is 1 Bristlenose Pleco and them. Not very much, planning to get some neons and platies.
     
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  7. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Go get a few more, they would, as you correctly guessed be much happier and be much more active in the tank.
     
  8. OP
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    FishFandom

    FishFandomValued MemberMember

    What will happen if they get too stressed?
     
  9. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    @BottomDweller could help you figure out a good stock with what your interested in.

    I would up the school to 6. they'll be happier and more active , being to little can sometimes bring out aggression and stress can lead to other more serious problems.

    is it a tall or long ? it can change stocking options.
     
  10. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    Unless your tank is well established (running over 6 months) , I would not recommend getting neons. They are very hard to keep for a newly cycled tank. I would stick with a shoal of Rasboras.
     
  11. bopsalot

    bopsalotWell Known MemberMember

    Stressed fish are at increased risk of all sorts of infectious diseases.
     
  12. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I would skip the neons and go with 9 or 10 harlequins, 1 or 2 platies and a BN pleco
     
  13. OP
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    FishFandom

    FishFandomValued MemberMember

    Ok. What other community fish would you have? Mollies? Guppies?
     
  14. DiscusluvWell Known MemberMember

    I would do what @BottomDweller recommended.
     




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