Skittish Rasboras + Aggressive Guppies ~ AKA My 10 Gallon 'Community' Tank :P
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?
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
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