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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Least Shy Boraras?

Hey all,

Im looking at getting a school of 15 microrasbora for my heavily planted, thriving 9g tank. I have 15 boraras urophthalmoides in my other tank that are awesome and doing very well, but go through periods of schooling out in the open and hiding in the plants. For this tank I want to get a school that is out in the open as much as possible. The only other inhabitants are a hundred or so RCS. Can anyone recommend a Boraras species that won't hide on me? I am considering maculatus and birgitte but am open to suggestions. Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2016, 05:14 AM
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Here's what they look like btw:
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All of the Boraras strains are somewhat shy - ime large numbers of them are the only thing that makes them less shy.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2016, 03:03 PM
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every small micro fish for the most part will be shy. However - plant heavily, don't have super bring lights and feed when you come around - and that will help.

I have followed this method - and my CPDs come to the surface when I come around now! Well, after the initial dart into cover....haha

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- Celestial Pearl Danio, Dwarf Emerald Rasbora
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