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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-27-2015, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone keeping multiple rasbora species together?

There are many beautiful nano rasboras, can you keep 3-5 species together? I would assume that there will be fin nipping territorial fights?

Would love to see all those together in one heavily planted tank:

Microrasbora rubescens ( Red Dwarf Rasbora)

Microrasbora Kubotai:


Mosquito rasbora:

Rasbora borapetensis:

rasbora maculatus

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Originally Posted by onefang View Post
I've kept Phoenix Rasboras with CPDs no problem. Rasboras are pretty laid back fish, and tend not to bother anything or eachother. My Phoenix rasboras even left baby shrimplets alone
They definitely feel safer when kept in larger groups (generally recommended is 3 or more, I tend to go 5 or more though), so keep that in mind if you have a smaller tank.
Currently this is only an idea in my mind .

Would be nice to see 5 different species of rasboras together. 10 fish from each species. I think 30 gallon would be ok for 50 fish if lot's of vegetation and good filter is provided. They really are small.
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I think that would be too many fish inhabiting the same area of the tank for a 30 gallon.
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I have a total of 12 Emerald Eye rasboras(7) and Microrasbora Kubotai(5) in a 10 gallon filled with anubias and crypts. They school together well. I use Aqadvisor for figuring out the stocking levers; I am currently at 75%
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i wouldn't miix macualtus, mosquito or red dwarf- they might hybridyze.
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