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Taratron
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Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: AZ

PostPosted: 2003.09.08(Mon)14:31    Post subject: Emerald eyed rasboras Reply with quote

I have a school of 6 of these in my 20 Long tank, and I cannot find out what their natural habitat looks like. My 20 long's upper water level is covered in hornwort, and I'm not sure if they like that or not.

They do hide, and they also come out to feed, but I want to make sure I shouldn't cut back on the hornwort.
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Max
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Location: Milwaukee

PostPosted: 2003.09.08(Mon)17:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

If theses are anything like regular rasboras I've heard they like mid to heavy planting.
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Type-R
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Joined: 31 Jul 2003
Location: East Yorkshire, UK

PostPosted: 2003.09.09(Tue)6:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tara,
These Rasboras, (like most of them) are native to South East Asia, areas such as the Malay Peninsular. A natural habitat for them is a blackwater pool in a rainforest creek, pH 5.5-6.5, 0-4dH and 81-84 Farenheit. They like heavy planting with plenty of wood and rock hiding places and either subdued lighting or surface plants giving areas of shade. Natural plants for these areas include various Crypts and Tiger lotus'. Have a look at these photos for an idea of the kind of habitat they would be living in.

http://www.mongabay.com/images/thai/shaded_forest_creek_10.jpg
http://www.mongabay.com/images/thai/aquatic_crypts.jpg
http://www.mongabay.com/images/thai/shaded_stream_00.jpg

Hope this helps! Very Happy


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Irons
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Joined: 27 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.09.09(Tue)7:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Type-R thank-you for sharing. Those are some nice pictures. It's good to see people knowing where their fish come from.
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