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    What's your favourite small-planted fish?

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    Corydoras Hastatus - very nice tight schoolers! They dig into the plants to look for worms, very nice characteristics!



    Mircorasbora Kubotai - very jittery fast swimmers, but it's green tint adds another dimension of colour. Small and nice!



    Microrasbora erythromicron - another fast swimmer, sometimes nippy but once well-fed, make very good addition to the family.

    Thanks to Barrane for the photo taking - will be inviting u over for more pix taking esp my rubies and dwarf pencil!

    To mods - can we have a database of planted comm fish?
    Cheers,
    Andrew

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    Ladigesia roloffi.. since we cant get them here..
    eh. bro..who said rubies dont school?? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranmasatome
    Ladigesia roloffi.. since we cant get them here..
    eh. bro..who said rubies dont school?? lol
    haha..mine school occasionally. Hastatus make better schoolers!
    Cheers,
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    My list of favourites for small fishes suitable for the planted tank:

    1) Any of the Boraras species
    2) Dario dario
    3) Any of the dwarf corys
    4) Indostomus paradoxus

    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
    Dawkinsia assimilis, Heros efasciatus - Looking for Pelvicachromis taeniatus
    -back to old school fish-

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    Anyone tried dwarf cory school? Hasbrocus, hastacus and pygmaus?
    Cheers,
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    I have a school of hastatus now in a small moss tank. Have had schools of the other two species, habrosus and pygmaeus but have only bred the pygmaeus.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
    Dawkinsia assimilis, Heros efasciatus - Looking for Pelvicachromis taeniatus
    -back to old school fish-

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    Rasbora dorsiocellata!

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    Quote Originally Posted by budak
    Rasbora dorsiocellata!
    This is the picture from Kuching's trip


    Nice meh?
    Cheers,
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    How small is small?? Cherry barbs can? The males can be sooo red...

    Also, the good old cardinal...

    Smaller? It would be the Dario dario...
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

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    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    small? that would be dario dario.small, red and abit of blue.

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    I like Boraras Merahs. Tiny, not too colourful and not too drab looking either.

    Go here if pic does not load.

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    I always see merah as a cross between the price of a briggittae and the looks of a maculata.

    Briggittaes are nice. Once they settle, their red is very nice.
    Cheers,
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    Dario dario are reported to be aggressive towards their own kind.
    Cheers,
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    Darios are agressive to their own kind but given vegetation and places to hide, that should be ok... They are less agressive that Badis sp..

    I quite dislike Boraras sp. now... They like to just hang around and do nothing or worse, hide away all the time... Nothing exciting about them leh, except that they are small and great for small tanks, size-wise...
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

    I'm crypt collecting... Starting cheap, now have Cryptocoryne beckettii, C.beckettii var petchii, C.crispatula var.balansae, C.griffithii(Melted! ), C.nurii, C.parva, C.pygmaea(Melted! ), C.tonkinensis(Melted! ), C.walkeri, C.wendtii 'Brown', C.wendtii 'Green', C.wendtii 'Green Gecko', C.wendtii 'Tropica' and Cryptocoryne x willisii

    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    Talking

    can i know where i can find those nice fishes u guys mentioned...
    cos i hardly see them in lfs....are there any lfs sellings those barboras, rasboras, dario dario etc....
    i'm cant wait to grab them....
    i'm ADDicted to this wonderful hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by taz_boy
    can i know where i can find those nice fishes u guys mentioned...
    cos i hardly see them in lfs....are there any lfs sellings those barboras, rasboras, dario dario etc....
    i'm cant wait to grab them....
    They cannot all be found in a single lfs and they come periodically. So sometimes, you have to wait some time.
    I frequent Chong Sua, Kingfisher, Biotope, TB Ben, C328, [email protected] to get them.
    Cheers,
    Andrew

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    Yup.. C328 would be a good starting point for you if you are still in NUS... They often have darios...But do note that Aunty already said she will not bring in Boraras sp. liao... Ben's Wu Hu is also a good place to go to... I find CS's fish more 'exotic'... very nice to visit there once in a while...
    Read me! :bigsmile: http://justikanz.blogspot.com/

    I'm crypt collecting... Starting cheap, now have Cryptocoryne beckettii, C.beckettii var petchii, C.crispatula var.balansae, C.griffithii(Melted! ), C.nurii, C.parva, C.pygmaea(Melted! ), C.tonkinensis(Melted! ), C.walkeri, C.wendtii 'Brown', C.wendtii 'Green', C.wendtii 'Green Gecko', C.wendtii 'Tropica' and Cryptocoryne x willisii

    Oh, juggling is hard work, man!...

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    There's still Dario at CS, plus some assorted small Boraras, a tankful of Horadandia atukorali and other small fishes suitable for such tanks such as Microrasbora erythromicron (one tank full too). Dario dario are quite territorial but their aggression is really muted in comparison to other fish like some of the apistos.

    They're small, beautiful and easy to keep. Cheap too but usually only males are sold. For those not interested in breeding them, then the males will suit such small tanks easily.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
    Dawkinsia assimilis, Heros efasciatus - Looking for Pelvicachromis taeniatus
    -back to old school fish-

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    for darios i usually go to yishun lfs go nature.his usual supplier has got good breeds but nowadays no supply from there.he's got some female if you guys want to get a few.

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    i had 10 darios. 5 females and 5 males.now i got 1 male and 5 females.....the dominant male usually gets rid of other competition.the last time i kept them in a 1 foot tank, this also happened.now in a 3ft tank also the same.my plants are not dense so less place to hide.after the growth is better i plan to get more.

    can anyone tell me where is Chong Sua? thanks.

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