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Day 12: 10 Gal FW Cyle

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the fish should be ready to go in this weekend.


  1. Fishhook's Avatar
    Brilliant rasbora or Rasbora einthovenii is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Rasbora. They are found in the Malay Peninsula and in Borneo.

    Maximum size: 5 cm / 2 inches

    Environment: Freshwater

    Origin: Thailand and Malaysia; Mallakka, near Kuala Trengganu

    Temperament: Friendly, can be timid

    Company: Brilliant rasbora can be housed with other small and friendly species that appreciate the same water conditions. Avoid keeping it with large or aggressive species.

    Water parameters: Temperature 22-26˚C / 72-79ºF; pH 6.0 – 7.0

    Aquarium setup: Brilliant rasbora should be kept in a shoal in an aquarium with dense vegetation along the back and sides. Creating shaded areas is recommended. Use floating plants to dim the light in the open area. Avoid strong filtration. The Brilliant rasbora prefers a dark bottom substrate.

    Feeding: Brilliant rasbora accept most food types including flake food. Give them a varied diet including live and frozen food as well as vegetables.

    Breeding: Brilliant rasbora are hard to breed but not impossible. Condition the parents by feeding them a lot of live food. The breeding aquarium should contain a mesh at the bottom to protect eggs. Also include a few fine and broad leafed plants in the setup. Remove the parents once spawning has taken place. The fry are small and need to be fed infusorians. They can usually be fed newly hatched brine shrimp after 7-14 days.
  2. Fishhook's Avatar
    Serpae tetra:
    are one species of the genus Hyphessobrycon, and are now known as Hyphessobrycon eques. These South American tropical characids are popular aquarium fishes, often identified as "red minor tetras". They are found in the wild in the Madeira and Guaporé regions of the Amazon River, and in upper Paraguay.

    Serpae tetras prefer water temperatures ranging from 72-79°F (22-26°C). They will generally do better and show off their best colors in soft, neutral to slightly acidic water. As with any other schooling fish, they thrive in large groups and should be kept in schools of at least six fish. The tank should be well-planted, providing shelter and hiding spots.

    If any aggression is seen in the fish, it is usually among conspecifics, especially if they are kept in large groups where they can establish a pecking order (a behavior similar to Puntius tetrazona).