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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-2016, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Fluval Spec V + Microdevario kubotai

Does anyone here have any experience of having Microdevario kubotai (Microrasbora kubotai) in a Spec V?
I have searched the net and a few books. Some say that 5 gallons is ok, while some places say that a bigger tank is a must since you need so many fishes.
So is a Spec V too small for 8-10 Microdevario Kubotai?
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Not sure about that small a tank, but I have twelve in my 30 gallon along with Harlequin Rasboras and Cardinal Tetras and the Kubotai are BY FAR the most active if the bunch, they utilize the entire top layer of the tank, all day long. They are extremely active fish. They also venture into the mid-level but I almost never see them at the bottom unless chasing food. They seem to appreciate large open areas and a decent flow (mine swim right under the outflow of my hob a lot of the time). I see them preferring smaller leaded/ non restricting plants (that they can swim through easily) over thicker growing plants.

Personally I wouldn't put them in a five g tank just because they seem so active and energetic it seems like it would be cramped for them. I think Chili Rasboras are a better choice if you're looking for a nano fish in a five gal. Then again, they're Orange/red not green haha. It's hard to find a near looking green/yellow nano fish isn't it?
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Thanks for the reply!

You are right, according to seriouslyfish.com Chili Rasboras are ok with a smaller tank size than Kubotai.
The reason for me looking into Kubotai instead of Chili was since I have clear water which the Kubotai seems to feel more at home in than the Chili, but I guess the size of the tank is a more important factor.
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