Skittish Rasboras + Aggressive Guppies ~ AKA My 10 Gallon 'Community' Tank :P - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Skittish Rasboras + Aggressive Guppies ~ AKA My 10 Gallon 'Community' Tank :P

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You may know of my 10 Gallon Community Tank.
It consists of 4 Male Guppies (there was 5, but one of them died) and 5 Harlequin Rasboras. The guppies are always fighting and they have the run of the tank. The rasboras are always hiding and only stay in one spot most of the time. I want to add more rasboras as the guppies die off (it sounds terrible I know! :/) so they come out of their shells a bit. How many could I add now? If it was just rasboras in the tank, how many could I have at full capacity?

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10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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I'd say 6 is a safe number for rasboras in a 10. Some people get away with 8, but I think 6 is better because of the tank size :) But really it would be up to you, as long as the tank is cycled and you do siphon every week...

So? All but one of my guppies shouted EVOLUTION and jumped out of the tank. The last guy was chillin' like a villain in the tank I blame him xD I ended up gut stuffing him and feeding him to the oscar because no one wanted ONE guppy

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6 on their own? That doesn't seem like much. Do you mean 6 with 4 guppies?

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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for the tank without guppies. I know it seems like a small number, but take in mind harlequin is not as small as others such as Hengels or Lambchop, and because they are shoaling fish a 20 is usually better since they love their space. If anything, at least keep it under 8, by themselves.

And I find it weird the rasboras are not terrorizing.. them and barbs usually do

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My rasboras are tiny! I'm not sure whether they are lamb chops.
They look like this:
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10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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Not sure - what are their sizes? estimated? If lamb chops you could get away with 8 by themselves, maybe 9 pushing it. Mainly because of space xD

(darn 10 gallons LOL)

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They are about 3/4 of an inch. I've had them for about 2 months.

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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They might be lambchops... Our LFS sells both kinds and from what I've seen the true harlequins are much taller and lambchops narrower.

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by 2 months they should've grown bigger if they were harlequin looks like you got the itty bitty version

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Yea, lambchop/espei rasbora. Just don't end up getting the big kind when you add more fish xD

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