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Re: Does anyone keep Dwarf Rasboras (Boraras maculatus)?
EDR's are great but I would love some celestial pearl danios as well. Look into a scarlet badis - only fish I know that is the same size as a dwarf rasbora and actually prefers to be alone instead of in a school. Opens up a ton of possibilities for a nano tank or something like that.
I keep my EDR's in a tank woth pH ~7.2 to 7.6 (pH swing from plants), with wisteria and a ton of moss and frogsbit in the tank. No fertz, and I use yeast fermentation CO2, LOTS of light (48W T5HO over a 10 gallon) and good substrate. The EDRs and scarlet badis enjoy eating my baby RCS, but I have about 100 adults in the tank they leave alone, and I isolate berried females to breed more in my 1.5 gallon.
Looks like your dwarves like black water and medium-low current, low light, and lots of plants (like mine). I have lots of light, but my tank is covered in frogsbit which blocks out the majority of the light (and the shrimp love the frogsbit).
You're lucky - my girlfriend has been looking for dwarf spotted rasboras ever since she set her tank up. Are yours more red or more pink?
ClearForLife 10G Acrylic, 4 HET rasboras, ~80 RCS, various snails. Ludwigia repens, various moss. Eheim 2211 Canister, 50W heater, Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 17W LED.
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