Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-07-2014, 07:25 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
gemach7's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 613
Rasbora disappearance?

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1402182878.729807.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	179.8 KB
ID:	239702
Posted for ones who ask lol.

Tank: 55 gallon standard
Inhabitants
6 guppies 2 males 4 females.
2 bolivian rams both male
4 amano shrimp
6 remaining harlequin rasboras.

Cycled no ammonia or nitrite and nitrate never above 40ppm(currently 15ppm)

Issue over the last 6 weeks i have lost 4 rasboras.

I have seen no outward signs of stress or injury, but when i do a daily count i have on occasion come up short in the morning. The only thing i can think of is one of the rams. Has anyone else had this issue with Bolivians? There is plenty of hiding spaces and i know i am not overstocked and each ram has its own 2 feet of foot print on the bottom as territory.

If it is the rams, what would be a replacement schooling fish? would a large schooling fish be a better bet? Something like danios or should i go with a tetra hoping geographic similarity would abate the issue?
__________________

__________________
gemach7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 04:32 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 465
Quote:
Originally Posted by gemach7 View Post
Posted for ones who ask lol.

Tank: 55 gallon standard
Inhabitants
6 guppies 2 males 4 females.
2 bolivian rams both male
4 amano shrimp
6 remaining harlequin rasboras.

Cycled no ammonia or nitrite and nitrate never above 40ppm(currently 15ppm)

Issue over the last 6 weeks i have lost 4 rasboras.

I have seen no outward signs of stress or injury, but when i do a daily count i have on occasion come up short in the morning. The only thing i can think of is one of the rams. Has anyone else had this issue with Bolivians? There is plenty of hiding spaces and i know i am not overstocked and each ram has its own 2 feet of foot print on the bottom as territory.

If it is the rams, what would be a replacement schooling fish? would a large schooling fish be a better bet? Something like danios or should i go with a tetra hoping geographic similarity would abate the issue?
I've had 1/2 inch fry in with Bolivian Rams with no problem, i've never seen them go for anything except each other. However, if it turns out they're not 2 males and are a breeding pair they could kill rasbora that get near their breeding zone. Otherwise i would say maybe you have a bad batch that are dying for no apparent reason and are being nibbled away by the rest of the fish? Or, do you have openings at the top of the tank they could be jumping out of. They're pretty active.

The final possibility is a rogue ram, because you can always get psycho fish within any breed. I had a smallish female siamese fighter than caused havoc in one of my tanks and i wouldn't have expected it. Same with a Badis i once had.

It might be worth spending a little time watching the rams, if they look like they're paying an unhealthy interst in the rasbora you have your answer. I had to do that with the ones i mentioned above.
__________________
Fishy Smell is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
app, rasbora

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted Rasbora Brigittae, got other rasbora? Stocking options from here? Tank-o-Fish Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 02-15-2014 02:17 PM
Brilliant Rasbora & Harlequin Rasbora with protruding & mis-shapen stomachs! Help? Jennie L Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 6 05-30-2012 02:42 AM
Rasbora Espei and Harlequin Rasbora will school together ? rasbora Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 06-07-2011 09:01 AM
Disappearance X the Outsider Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 10-29-2005 10:48 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.