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IceH2O

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So since I already have a glass cat I was thinking I could do
6 glass cats
10 neons
1harlequins
6 otos
6 Pygmy cories
Shrimps.

Sound good?
 

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How many harleys did you really mean, I know it wasn't 1, lol. Espei rasbaoras are a little smaller & a pretty coppery color but similar.

I think I said before I have no glass cat experience. What temp are they happy at? (dangling participle...) Otherwise it sounds good to me, maybe more otos & corys...6 is pretty much my minimum for shoaling/schooling species
 

IceH2O

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How many harleys did you really mean, I know it wasn't 1, lol. Espei rasbaoras are a little smaller & a pretty coppery color but similar.

I think I said before I have no glass cat experience. What temp are they happy at? (dangling participle...) Otherwise it sounds good to me, maybe more otos & corys...6 is pretty much my minimum for shoaling/schooling species
Lol 10. What happened to being able to edit a post.
I will have to look into espies. Never heard of them.
I have the tank running about 75 degrees. Which is the low end of what GCs like
 

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I think you have 15 minutes or less on editing.

Espei are in the same genus as harleys, very similar, sightly smaller, less orangy...more coppery in a pretty way! Not uncommon fish.

If you don't want GCs & their different needs (?) think some more, just because you have 1 doesn't mean you have to have a tank organized around it...get fish you love!
 
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I prefer espeis,(a.k.a. lambchop rasboras) to harlequins myself. Here's a link to the profile at Seriously Fish: Trigonostigma espei – Lambchop Rasbora — Seriously Fish

I have really hard water (39 dGH or 650 ppm) and I had these guys breeding like crazy. I started with ten in a 30 gallon along with ten zebra danios and a half dozen badis when I moved out here in 2005. Up until a few years ago I still had a decent number left of each that were descended from the original stock. The danio and rasbora eggs would get caught in the java moss and then the fry would make it up to the hornwort I had floating. I think they all finally stopped breeding due to in-breeding.

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IceH2O

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I prefer espeis,(a.k.a. lambchop rasboras) to harlequins myself. Here's a link to the profile at Seriously Fish: Trigonostigma espei – Lambchop Rasbora — Seriously Fish

I have really hard water (39 dGH or 650 ppm) and I had these guys breeding like crazy. I started with ten in a 30 gallon along with ten zebra danios and a half dozen badis when I moved out here in 2005. Up until a few years ago I still had a decent number left of each that were descended from the original stock. The danio and rasbora eggs would get caught in the java moss and then the fry would make it up to the hornwort I had floating. I think they all finally stopped breeding due to in-breeding.

WYite
Only problem I see,and maybe I haven’t looked hard enough, but they seem to be wild caught vs farm raised.
 

IceH2O

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Ok so I finally got a kh/gh liquid kit.
Strips were reading way lower. I thought I was at 2 on both.
Liquid says
Gh 6
Kh 4

I know neons like softer water. Need to check on the others but pretty sure they did too. Think they will do okay or do I need to rethink my stocking.?
 
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