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Behaviour Of Galaxy Rasboras

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by AquaPit, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. AquaPit

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    Hi Everyone!

    I would like to know how these beautiful species behave..

    How they do in a community tank?
    Are they fin nippers?
    Do they eat shrimps??

    Fyi, I would love for them to mix with Cherry Shrimps! If... it is possible! :p

    Any of your experience with them would be greatly appreciated!

    Tks!
     
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    i have these in with neon tetras, BN pleco;s and amano shrimp they do not fin nip altho they are very very small fish and very timid but given time they will come out more often takes a long time for them to build up there confidence, i have not had nay major dramas with them at all altho i know they love a heavy planted tank i have also had Copper Harlequin Rasboras in with them and again no dramas, i can't see these fish eating cherry shrimp as they won't be able to fit the shrimp in there mouths :)
     
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    That's lovely news to hear! Tks for sharing! :)
     
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    You'll want to be sure to get a large school of them as they can be very timid. The Seriously fish page on them is pretty detailed about their specific care. Have a read of it. As long as you're not going to have these with any boisterous fish, they should do well as a community fish.
     
  5. AquaPit

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    By boisterous you mean..not a betta right? hahaha

    Oops! :p
     
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    They won't do well with a predatory fish, no. What I meant was that they won't do well with most species of barbs or robust tetras. These fish would also not do well with gourami or any type of cichlid.
     
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    okay tks!
     
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    This is the key thing. THe fact that they know they have somwehere to hide, should a predator appear, gives them the confidence to come out of hiding.
     
    If you have a bare tank, they will just hide in a corner.,
     
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    A very good info! tks alot guys!
     

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