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  1. #1

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    So my son and I went to the local lfs to restock his tank after that unfortunate incident which caused him to lose almost half of his stock. I has wondering what type of fish he would be interested in stocking his tank with.
    After 30 minutes of watching him go from tank to tank with his clipboard he picked out 6 yellow rainbows and 9 green Microrasbora kubotai. The kubotai he chose are neat little fish which are lightening fast. I have been keeping freshwater fish for over 35 years and I had never seen them before. I asked the lfs employee if they were a real species or have they been dyed. He was unsure so I phoned my wife and had her google the species name to see if these little rasboras were that green naturally. It seems they are.
    With the Embers being a bright orange and the green Microrasbora kubotai being a bright green, they look awesome together. The little yellow rainbows seem to hang out between the two species and his tank is looking very nice. The Cherry Red Shrimp are larger then all three fish species which no one messes with. His Harlequins are almost the size of a quarter now and the Rummy's race around the surface.
    He is now looking for a school of small Cory's.
    I was worried he would give up on the tank after that major disaster but he has bounced right back. His buckets even have labels on them now.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    That's great - what a proud moment when you see your kid isn't giving up after something like that - good for him!
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
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    Awesome! Sounds like maybe you have a boy version of me there...
    If he's looking for cories, try dwarf/dainty cories (Corydoras Habrosus) or pygmy (C. Pygmaeus) cories. Pygmies tend to be slightly more midwater fish, dwarves stick to the bottom. The absolute biggest one of those I've ever seen was a smidge under an inch long, and that's just purely massive for a dwarf cory. Pretty sure these guys can't even eat baby cherry shrimp... They're just that midget. You're gonna need at least eight-nine, I'd say, they need a decent-sized school. They're fairly easy to tell apart... Pygmies have one solid black line down each side and are silvery-tan, dwarves have several black blotches in a line on each side and tend to look like the blotches bled over into the main color, they're more light grey than silver.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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  4. #4

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    I've been interested in the M.kubotai, for some time, so a big + 1 to your son for his choice on that one.

    Yellow rainbow males are very attractive when they are mature so win, win.
    Last edited by steeler58; 12-06-2013 at 03:25 AM.
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  5. #5

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    Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 and gift - mommy1 Thanks for the rep - Cliff Thanks for the rep, have a cool one on me, Cheers - Cliff Thanks and a new fish for the tank - glarior 
    Thanks for the gorgeous slide show! - fishmommie Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff It's a Sudbury Saturday Night, Cheers - Cliff Hockey finals can not be watched without a hockey pop or two - Cliff Thanks for the rep :) - Greentoads41 
    Thanks for the Rep!! - steeler1 Merry Christmas! - steeler1 Merry Christmas - Cliff May you be living as high as the holiday hog this coming year! - Trillianne Happy New Year - mommy1 
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    Thanks guys.
    I agree with you Fishkeeper on that Cory choice. It's just a matter of finding a healthy bunch at this time of year. There is no hurry to purchase some as this hobby has taught most of us.
    I have to agree that the small yellow rainbows are an attractive little fish Steeler1.
    Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider199 View Post
    With the Embers being a bright orange and the green Microrasbora kubotai being a bright green, they look awesome together. The little yellow rainbows seem to hang out between the two species and his tank is looking very nice. The Cherry Red Shrimp are larger then all three fish species which no one messes with. His Harlequins are almost the size of a quarter now and the Rummy's race around the surface.
    He is now looking for a school of small Cory's.
    I was worried he would give up on the tank after that major disaster but he has bounced right back. His buckets even have labels on them now.
    Awesome! I'm sure he has had a lot of great guidance along the way. Great example of learning from mistakes made. I would love to see some pictures or a video his tank, or have you posted that in another thread that I missed?
    When in doubt, do a water change.

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    Great to hear that your son has some new fish!...and I agree with Taurus, we need some pics or video, please and thank you!
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    Kudos to your son! Tank sounds really nice - and yes, pics or a video please!
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