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Old 08-26-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Chili rasboras + kubotai = trouble


I recently added a group of five kubotai to an established 10g halfmoon with a feisty, fun group of nine chilis who were always very active and inquisitive. I thought they would get along well but the chilis immediately disappeared into the dense java fem forest. Only one or two have made a brief appearance at feeding time in the three days since.

Any suggestions or will the kubotai have to go?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Microdevario kubotai or Botia kubotai?
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Boraras tend to be quite shy. Give them a couple weeks to see if they come around.

I had a group that hid for nearly a month after I added some baby Corydoras habrosus that were half their size.
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Microdevario kubotai or Botia kubotai?
Microdevario.

Oddly enough, it was the cardinals and pygmy cories in another tank who were hiding while the chilis were fearless.
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Kind of assumed, but didn't want to guess wrongly.

I agree with somewhatshocked. Fish can react oddly to change, give them some time to adapt.
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Should I be concerned they're getting enough to eat? They didn't come out at feeding time at all yesterday, so I'm thinking about dropping a sinking shrimp pellet every two or three days. That tank has only a small nerite and a mystery snail as cleaning crew so overfeeding could be an issue.
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If they're hungry, they'll be finding food. Doubt Microdevario will scare them to the point of being unable to eat.
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Thanks for the reassurance. All my experience has been with them as voracious top level feeders, not as bottom feeders.
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Six weeks later the chilis still in hiding. At feeding time they'll come up a couple of inches above the fern canopy but you wouldn't know they're there otherwise.

The kubotais are pretty enough but they don't school or have the personality the chilis do. I think they're going to have to find a new home soon.
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