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Compatibility: Boraras Trichogaster

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  • #301517

    Hovlandl
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    I currently have the following in my heavily planted, established, 72G (48″ wide) tank:

    3 Trichogaster leeri (2 females +1 male. Females 2″ each; male slightly larger)
    10 Danio albolineatis (1″ each)

    I would like to keep the feeling of spaciousness that this exceedingly light stocking imparts, but with a little more color and a bit more movement. Hence the desire to add 8 – 10 B. brigittae to the mix.

    My initial thought is that the mosquito rasboras should be okay, given the pearl gouramis’ small mouths and relatively modest adult size. However, would prefer to verify that the boraras won’t get eaten or harrassed while they’re still less than an inch long.

    Anybody have any experience with this pairing?

    #344253

    Colin
    Participant

    How’s your pH? The brigittae seem to do better at about pH5 – I have had them at 3.5 though… No problem for the leeri but the Danios might not be so keen?!

    #344283

    Hovlandl
    Participant

    QUOTE (Colin @ Jun 22 2011, 12:38 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    How’s your pH? The brigittae seem to do better at about pH5 – I have had them at 3.5 though… No problem for the leeri but the Danios might not be so keen?!

    pH around here is 7.8, with a kH of 7 or a little higher.

    #344284

    Stefan
    Member

    I agree with Colin, and those Danio will probably not do well on anything below 6.5 (pH). I’m unsure if the leerii will consume smaller fish.

    #344290

    Hovlandl
    Participant

    QUOTE (Stefan @ Jun 23 2011, 11:57 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    I agree with Colin, and those Danio will probably not do well on anything below 6.5 (pH). I’m unsure if the leerii will consume smaller fish.

    Given that whatever I add next will need to be compatible with the pH & kH needs and temperament of the pre-existing fish, the brigittae are obviously not a compatible match.

    I thank you both for your help!

    Deborah

    #344295

    Matt
    Keymaster

    What about one of the Microdevario spp.? May suit your water parameters a little better.

    #344297

    Hovlandl
    Participant

    QUOTE (Matt @ Jun 24 2011, 06:01 AM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    What about one of the Microdevario spp.? May suit your water parameters a little better.

    An intriguing thought.

    Do you know which of the microdevario spp are the most colorful? I’m having a little trouble locating precisely labelled photos of these wee fishies.

    #344317

    Matt
    Keymaster

    They’ll be added to the KB shortly but here are the three described species:

    M. gatesi

    M. kubotai

    M. nana

    All photos © Choy Heng Wah

    Attached files

    #344339

    Hovlandl
    Participant
    Matt wrote on Jun 25 2011, 05:57 AM:
    They’ll be added to the KB shortly but here are the three described species:

    Wow – very nice. Thanks!

    #344411

    plesner
    Participant

    QUOTE (Hovlandl @ Jun 22 2011, 08:24 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
    My initial thought is that the mosquito rasboras should be okay, given the pearl gouramis’ small mouths and relatively modest adult size. However, would prefer to verify that the boraras won’t get eaten or harrassed while they’re still less than an inch long.

    Anybody have any experience with this pairing?

    I’m not sure about T. leeri, but I kept a pair of 8″ T. pectoralis with 20 Boraras maculata without any losses for a couple of years back in the 80’s. T. pectoralis is supposed to be the Trichogaster species least likely to eat other fish, and it did work for me. They were kept in a densely planted 325L (130x50x50cm).

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