Maggie Posted January 17, 2021 Share Posted January 17, 2021 I started out in early November with 8 rasboras in a 45 gallon tank. Unfortunately, one got stuck in equipment and died, down to 7. Their behavior was odd to me, always sort of skittish, nearly always avoided the lower half of the aquarium (24" deep) except at water change time when stressed. I got 12 more rasboras in December and added them from quarantine yesterday. First off, everyone's behavior instantly changed. The newcomers were literally welcomed to the group before the last fish was out of the net. I can tell they're more at ease, and they're exploring parts where I've never seen them, like the lower left corner, in front of the ever-growing sword. The younger 6 (so cute - half the size of the adults) from the new group are having a blast playing around the bubbles from the sponge filter. Its adorable to see younger and older together, like a big family with varying levels of energy and excitement. And I haven't seen the adult males aggressively going after each other so much like before! To anyone considering these fish, I suggest to keep them in as large, and especially as long, of a tank as possible, and more than 7 or 8 fish if you have room. They are much more relaxed when there are more of them. It took me 7 hours yesterday to move them, break down the quarantine tank, sterilize all the equipment, clean the floors, and do the fish towel laundry. I am so glad to have that all done! There's nothing like waking up today, with no heavy chores that I absolutely must do, and knowing my fish also appear to think it was all well worth it. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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