Lambchop Rasboras in My 36g Bowfront?

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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.
 
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Dom90 said:
Just looked them up, they are called "false harlequin rasboras"...
yes, and lambchop rasboras...
 

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Why not just get the true harlequin rasboras... I don't like buying "false" stuff...
 
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Dom90 said:
Why not just get the true harlequin rasboras... I don't like buying "false" stuff...
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.
 

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Haha ok, but they're still False Harlequins
 

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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.


 

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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
 
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Does anyone see any issues with having T. espeI in my setup?
 

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I see no problems with having a school of espeI either
 

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

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


 
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I'll take one later. The lights are still off.
 
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I turned them off when I introduced the fish. Helps with keeping stress down.
 

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