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    Hi!
    I have an 8 gallon at the moment with three Platies and two Cory catfish.
    My plan is to buy a 16 gallon and stock it with my existing cory cats, one more cory cats (to make them happier), and 6 tetras/ rasboras.
    I'd prefer galaxy rasbora but they are about three times the price of blue emperor tetras. That isn't really a problem, but I was wondering if it was because they're more specialist?

    1. Are rasbora quite hardy tropical fish?

    2. I want a schooling species - do Rasbora school together?

    3. Are they fussy eaters? I can't have a fish that's picky, as all my fish will have to use automatic feeders when I'm away.

    4. With three cory cats, how many would you recommend for a well-maintained 16 gallon?

    Thanks so much :)

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    Galaxy rasbora are hardy fish.

    Yes, they school.

    Not fussy eaters.

    Depends on the cory species. Many will be too large for a 16 gallon tank. However, if you have one of the smaller species, 6-10 (depending on species) will work.
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    I had 5 galaxy rasbora in a 5 gal tank at one time and I hardly ever saw them. They stayed hidden most of the time behind the plants. I now have chili rasboras in that tank and see them all the time.

    I also have the blue (kerri) tetras in a 20 long and I love these. They are all over the tank, sometimes together, sometimes apart. Great fish.

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    Galaxy rasboras are the same as celestial pearl danios right? Of so I have 6 in my 10g along with 6 merah rasbora. They all tend to hide a lot, but I see the danios a bit more.
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    The CPD prefer a tank to themselves and don't do well in communities. If you get 1 male and 2 female, put them in your 8 gallon for a few weeks then move them to your new tank. You may wind up with at least 20 or more fry in the 8 gal. Very easy breeders.

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    Disagree totally. CPD's show different behaviour in a species only and a communitytank. In a species only tank they tend to hide a lot (even in big shoals). In communitytanks they are less shy. Femalse "own" they're own plants and males swim in between. Then they are really bold ones then. First to show up when something appears in the tank (hand/syphon aso). Have had them for some time but suddenly they startes all sorts of diseases (my son hadnthe same problems living in Germany). Sold the last ones. Harlequins are hardier !!
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    Cory cats generally tend to be more active in larger schools, if you could I would try to up the number to six. When the group shoals around the bottom of the tank it is definitely a cool site to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDutch View Post
    Disagree totally. CPD's show different behaviour in a species only and a communitytank. In a species only tank they tend to hide a lot (even in big shoals). In communitytanks they are less shy. Femalse "own" they're own plants and males swim in between. Then they are really bold ones then. First to show up when something appears in the tank (hand/syphon aso). Have had them for some time but suddenly they startes all sorts of diseases (my son hadnthe same problems living in Germany). Sold the last ones. Harlequins are hardier !!
    I put 8 almost full grown CPD in my 90g community tank and they all died off 1 by 1. They didn't last very long and stayed very near the top shoaling together loosly.

    I've had my original CPD pair for over a year in their own 20g tank and they are still alive. I also have 20+ of their offspring and cherry red shrimp in the tank as well. The CPD are very slow to grow out, but also very hardy and long lived.

    I only moved my breeding pair twice to another tank to spawn and it happened very quickly and succesfully. I don't think the breeding is succesful in the 20g because either the CPD or CRS eat the eggs or fry. I decided to grab a clump of java moss from the 20g and move it to a seperate tank to see what would happen, low and behold a week later I see 4-5 fry.

    I agree harlequins are great!

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    I have bred them as well (not on the community) and agree with you totally about that. In my comminitytank they did great. In the smaller tank they were skittish and mine started to die in there after some time. A shame for such beauties.
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