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Old 02-03-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Which Fish?

Hello, I have a 5.5g that has been empty for a little while and the aquarium sale is happening soon at my lfs and they just brought in some really cool fish!

I am currently deciding between chili rasboras (Boraras brigittae) and celestial pearl rasboras (Danio margaritatus) for the tank. I don't think that there will be anything else in there. Which one do you all think is better? Are there any reasons why one should be chosen over the other?

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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I like the pearls myself.
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I don't have experience with Chilis so I can't say but I do have CPDs. They are stunning fish to look at just due to their coloring, I'd go with those.
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They are gorgeous. Plus it is 50% off and that would make them $4... I'll probably get some. Would 5-6 be good? I know they like other fish but they don't school so is that good?
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I think 6 would be good. They feel safer with a good-sized group. Give them a lot of hiding places (plants, etc) to feel secure. They can be pretty shy and skittish when they don't feel safe.
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I think 6 would be good. They feel safer with a good-sized group. Give them a lot of hiding places (plants, etc) to feel secure. They can be pretty shy and skittish when they don't feel safe.
Great! Thanks, I will definitely kick up the amount of plants that I have!
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