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Paradise fish and red-line rasboras
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ophie
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Joined: 10 Feb 2003
Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: 2003.03.07(Fri)21:18    Post subject: Paradise fish and red-line rasboras Reply with quote

These are inhabitants of my Planted 30. Here's the cranky spike-tailed paradise fish. It's the only picture I have of him so far. You'll hear if I ever get a good one Wink
Catch his friend in the background?



And, here is my gallery of red-line/red-stripe rasbora photos. I don't see many good pictures of these fish on the net, so I'm pretty happy to have gotten some nicer ones. They're usually redder than this, incidentally. They didn't like being awoken Smile I LOVE these fish.





I just like the expression on this one...


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PharCyde
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Queensland

PostPosted: 2003.03.07(Fri)23:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking rasbora. How many are there in the aquarium?
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ophie
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PostPosted: 2003.03.07(Fri)23:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm. One of those questions one hopes to avoid.... Wink

I have three. I bought six, and as rasboras will do, 3 died off, and these are the strong. However, since then I've been trying to order more with two LFS's, and so far no luck. I would like a school of six or more. Nine would be cool if I could ever get that many.

They're just silver in the pet store-- their color changes frequently (like, when I turn the lights on, they start out very pale and slowly color up; or, when I feed, their lines turn really red; when I do water changes, it's back to silver; if they're just hanging out, they look a little redder than the picture), so anyway I guess they don't really sell unless someone comes looking for them. I think that's why many LFS don't sell them.
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locus
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Joined: 11 Feb 2003
Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: 2003.03.08(Sat)3:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rasboras are great little fish, and I know what you mean about die-off.

I picked up 12 Rasbora hengeli (wild caught) from an LFS on Friday, 2 of them didn't make it through the night... (I found one in the intake strainer of my aquaclear filter)... but I love the little guys so much that I went back today and got another 10.

They look fantastic in a planted tank! Yours look great too, I hope you can find some more as Rasbora are a fish to appreciate in larger numbers. Good luck!

I'll post some pictures of my hengeli's when I get a chance Smile
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Brobro
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PostPosted: 2003.03.08(Sat)6:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice rasaboras! looks like a great tank!
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PostPosted: 2003.03.08(Sat)8:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your spiketail is awesome! Makes me envious...lol

Gotta love paradise fish! Very Happy
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