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Emerald Eye Tetra (rasbora)

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Chris R.

Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 11:57 am
Made a hasty decision at fish store and added four emerald eye tetras (on the suggestion of a trusted lfs owner) to a six gallon eclipse set-up which only a has few pygmy cories in it. I have not been able to find much information about these little guys, and although the emerald eye tetras are doing fine schooling about, I wondered if anyone had any information about them or suggestions about their maintenance.


jeff s

Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 07:23 pm
chris this little rasbora is a nice little community fish..probably a 15 gal tank or better whould be more suitable as it a schoaler and likes open swimming as well..a more subdued setting with palnts and shelter would be good..grows to about 2" and will live for about 6.5-7 dg 0-10 (kinda soft to med hard water)...from younger ones have those emerald kinda bluegreen eyes...



Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 09:40 pm
I'll have to look for those tetra. They sound like really neat fish and I would love to add to my Angel tank with plants.


Chris R.

Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 09:48 am
Jeff, would it make more sense to add the emerald eye tetras to my thirty gallon community tank then? Also, what fish do you recommend for a six gallon tank?


jeff s

Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 12:56 pm
yes chris that is a good idea...and what is in your six now?


Chris R.

Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 03:29 pm
4 Pygmy cories and an Otto. I am thinking of moving two of the cories and the Otto to the thirty gallon though. Also, do you think the emerald eyes will be alright with black neons, lemon tetras and dwarf gourami?


jeff s

Wednesday, February 06, 2002 - 05:15 pm
sounds ok too me chris..a pair of gouramis might be a better idea than one..and well some nice plants and hiding places would be a good thing..I believe pandora,joyce and a bunch of others are into the gouramis too so they can help you out.


Chris R.

Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 12:05 pm
Thanks, I already have a neon blue dwarf and a honey gourami, lemon and black neon tetras in the 30g with rock caves, drift wood, plants etc. I am still wondering, however, what fish would be successful in the 6 gallon? Do you have any advice? Thanks.


jeff s

Thursday, February 07, 2002 - 02:01 pm
well your big tank sounds nice..but gads chris a 6 gal in really little..I really don't think I would keep much more than some real nice guppies and some small cory cats in maybe a green gold cory..sorry I am sure others can help out too.



Monday, February 11, 2002 - 11:03 pm
If you can find them, Endler's Livebearers (related to guppies) are colorful and small enough to happily cohabitate with your pygmy cories (I have the 2 species together and they look great together!) If your Endler's are all males, you'll get the color without the incessant breeding that can quickly overfill a small tank.

I would not recommend moving two of the pygmies into your large tank...two isn't enough for them to feel "safe" with since they are a schooling fish by nature, especially if you are putting them in such a large tank relative to their size! Keep the 4 together and they'll be much happier.


Chris R,

Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 01:50 pm
Thanks for the good advice.


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