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Considering red pencil fish. Any advice?

Id like to grab a half dozen for my spec 5. Any advice as to their behaviors and or req's?

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I may be wrong, as I have never owned these fish before, but I think 5 gallon would be kinda small for them. They are pretty active despite their size. Hopefully someone can help you with some firsthand experience!
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I may be wrong, as I have never owned these fish before, but I think 5 gallon would be kinda small for them. They are pretty active despite their size. Hopefully someone can help you with some firsthand experience!
Ok, thanks. been trying to research them and having a hard time finding a site that gives tank req's. Ill stick with my hunt for Boraras Briggitae or the chili rasboras. Cant find them anywhere though.

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5 gallons is too small, they like to swim and they like a current (they park in front of my power head and chug like a treadmill)

Make sure to have a top or floating plants as they like to carpet surf. I've been lucky thus far probably because I have some floating plants and driftwood that breaks the surface.
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5 gallons is too small, they like to swim and they like a current (they park in front of my power head and chug like a treadmill)

Make sure to have a top or floating plants as they like to carpet surf. I've been lucky thus far probably because I have some floating plants and driftwood that breaks the surface.
Thanks dragon. Another reason to go with micro rasboras.

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