Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Don't worry the SAE will be outta there long before he gets that big. I only put him in to combat an initial outbreak of hair algae. As soon as catch him...
Yeah I hope the yellows breed for me. I don't care too much about how prolific they are I just want them build up to a reasonable number to keep the tank clean for me. I'm not too worried about predation other than the loaches but they have been pretty well behaved. This particular species rasbora shouldn't be an issue either. They are one of the safest fish I've ever kept with shrimp! They don't even pay attention to the smallest ones that foolishly swim around in open water.
A year ago I had a 20 gallon tank with hundreds of cherries that I used to experiment on...I'd put in different types of fish to see which were shrimp safe...at times it was a massacre (apistos, badis, sparkling gourami, CPDs...) but these rasboras passed the test. I might try to find some Boraras urophthalmoides since those were pretty safe with cherries.
Tank: 20 gallons, 62 watts t5, DIY CO2
Unemployed, poor, and still living off the parents.