Lambchop Rasboras in My 36g Bowfront?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Geoff, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I currently have the following in my 36g bowfront tank:

    1 x Pearl Gourami
    6 x Sterbai Corys
    12 x Cherry Barbs

    Eventually, I'll be adding a pair of cockatoo apistos. I want to let the tank get a bit more established.

    I'm looking to add a school of small, mid-upper level fish, and I'm thinking of lambchop rasboras (Trigonostigma espei). The tank is at 79F, and the temperature range for the lambchops is 74-83F, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Anyone see any issues with this? Or have other suggestions?

    The tank is "fake planted" with Black Diamond sand.
     
  2. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Just looked them up, they are called "false harlequin rasboras"...
     
     
  3. OP
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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    yes, and lambchop rasboras...
     




  4. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Why not just get the true harlequin rasboras... I dont like buying "false" stuff...
     




  5. OP
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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't be buying false anything if I say I'm buying lambchop rasboras.

    I like the look of these better than the harlequins. And they're smaller.
     
  6. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Haha ok, but they're still False Harlequins :)
     
  7. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    They do look similar. What if pet stores have been selling these "false" harlequins instead of the true harlequins? Hmmm, many people got tricked into buying "false" fish.. LOL. :D


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  8. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    There's nothing false about them they're not man made, "false rasboras" is just a trade name, they're Espei rasboras.
    They're a little smaller than harlequins so more suited to smaller tanks
     
  9. OP
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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Does anyone see any issues with having T. espei in my setup?
     
  10. kidster9700

    kidster9700Well Known MemberMember

    Nope, sounds good to me!


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  11. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I see no problems with having a school of espei either
     
  12. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    I wish I could find them around here but I have never seen them except in pictures. I would go for it they very pretty. Alison
     
  13. OP
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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    The LFS I go to has them. Or at least they did last week when their monthly newsletter came out.
     
  14. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Haha that's what I was teasing Geoff about. What if he was tricked into buying "false" fish lol.


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  15. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    I know LOL :)


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  16. OP
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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I got my lambchops!
     
  17. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Cool! Pics?


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  18. OP
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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I'll take one later. The lights are still off.
     
  19. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    When do the lights come on?


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    Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I turned them off when I introduced the fish. Helps with keeping stress down.
     




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