Great Schooling fish
I have 10 of these guys in my 20 gallon aquaruim and they seem very happy. The more the marrier with schooling fish. These guys swim around the whole tank and explore on their own, since I don't have a large fish they feel safe. For anyone that wants to get these fish, I recommand a school of 5-6 or more. Keeps them from hiding.
January 5, 2014
Great, easy, fun fish!
I bought 4 of these fish over 2 years ago and they are still very healthy. I have them housed with fancy tail guppies, mollies, danios, platy's, Threadfin rainbows, loaches, and one bristle-nose pleco.
The Rasboras are happy as a quad. They leave the other fish alone as long as they are left alone by the other fish. I have seen on a few occasions a curious guppy go and pick on them and they will chase them off, but have never seen them pick on other fish.
Highly recommend for beginner fish people, these guys actually survived a water crash recently and they showed no sign of distress, unlike the other fish in the tank. They do enjoy big open areas to cruise around. I have a rather "tall" tank and these guys prefer being middle tank swimmers. Fun to watch especially when you have a group of them.
September 3, 2013
One of my Favorites.
These fish are my favorite community schools. They are very active and full of personality. IMO one of the coolest features about this fish is that they also have distinct individual features and personalities, so it's easy to recognize and keep track of each fish.
June 28, 2013
I have a school of 5 rasboras and have had them in a 10g with two red honey gouramis for about a month now. All 5 are healthy, active and get along great with all their tankmates. Most of the time they stay together in pairs or as a group, so I'd definitely recommend getting at least 5-6 to make them more comfortable. I noticed the description also says they are "top swimmers", but mine seem to spend an equal amount of time in the bottom, middle, and top areas of the tank. They're awesome fish and I'd definitely recommend them!
June 20, 2013