Rasboras are part of the barbs family and will have a less chance of nipping the fins of other fish if kept in a school of or more. I have found that out the hard way. But if in a school, they are very peaceful towards other tankmates.SabI said:
I forgot to mention that with the harlequins i'm getting blck ruby and cherry barbs, so maybe there's a chance there too, we'll wait and see.......Tom said:
I now have 11 of the little beauties.atmmachine said:
Ya, that's the problem with those little guys, they are really picky at first with how your tank is, but once you get a few set up and doing well, the rest just seem to do the same.SabI said:Gee, lucky! I first bought 2 harlequins by themselves 1 survived trhe other was eaten by the gourami. I bought again another, that one too got eaten. I waited a while to see if the first will get eaten as well as then itl be no use me getting them again. No, the little bugger stayed on, he swam sometimes along with the glowlights but mostly by him/herself and used to spend hours playing in the airstones bubbles. I figured if he can survive then others MUST be able too. I got another 3 last week sometime, 2 are fine along with the first that survived all along but one died, unfortunately,not eaten. He got this small fungus like growths by is mouth and by the time I saw him and took him out to treat he was hanging by the water srface. put him into a separate tank and treated him but he died within the hour. I thought maybe they were fighting.I 've been trying to make out what sex they are but can't say. I'm going to see how these get along and maybe get 3 more...
I hope you know that the pictus cats grow to be 10" long and need a large space to swim, like in a 70 gallon. If you take them out and maybe say what rainbowfish you want, you might be ok.Gamer said:I'm considering 6 of these for my next tank, a 56 gallon I'm buying next week. But the thing is I plan on having 4 juvenile koI angels, 4-6 rainbowfish, 3 yoyo's and the 2 spotted pictus cats I have now will be moved to that tank and I don't want to be overstocked. But if I feel there's room, I'll definitely get a school of these peaceful fish to add to it.
I'm aware of what size they get to be. That's why I thought moving them to my next tank would give them enough space, at least for awhile. If not then I'll eventually give them to someone who has a big enough tank with enough space to suit their needs. My mom actually bought them for me. I told her my tank could use some bottom dwellers and I'm interested in corys. She just went to a pet shop and asked for bottom dwellers and they gave her these along with some corys (they were selling them together in the same tank). As for what kind of rainbowfish, I'd really love to get boesemon rainbows.tomh said:I hope you know that the pictus cats grow to be 10" long and need a large space to swim, like in a 70 gallon. If you take them out and maybe say what rainbowfish you want, you might be ok.