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Old 12-27-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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What kind of Rasbora?

When I set up my tank, I got 6 neons and 6 harlequin rasboras. Last time I went to the LFS I think that mine look a lot more like the Porkchop Rasboras than the Harlequins...

How can I know what kind I got? How do I tell the difference?
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Do your look like they have a little black axe/hatchet on them?
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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They have a black mark from "waist" down - and they are quite orange.
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A pic would help.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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Here's a try but I am having a hard time focussing.

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Old 12-28-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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The ones you have here I believe are Espe's Rasbora, i may be wrong though anyone else please feel free to correct me if i'm wrong. I know for sure that they are not harlequins though, harlequins have a much larger black hatchet area than these ones, nice fish . I have harlequins so thats how im so sure that these ones aren't them, lol.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:21 PM   #7
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I believe Fishy is right, they seem to be Espe's Rasbora's. Here's a link:

Espe’s Rasbora, Lambchop Rabora, Trigonostigma espei, Family: Cyprinidae
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:13 PM   #8
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Thanks! Darn LFS (and me not knowing any better).
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Well, I think they are okay! They are a little brighter in color than mine are.
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Well, I think they are okay! They are a little brighter in color than mine are.
My, My... I guess I'll just have to wait and see how big they get!!! LOL!
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My, My... I guess I'll just have to wait and see how big they get!!! LOL!
According to the link dkpate posted they will only reach 1" in size which is fairly small, i think thats roughly the same size as harlequins, give or take. they're nice though
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HMMMM.... the few links that I've seen say that Harlequins should get to be about 4-5cm - 1.5-2"...

I guess everything I looked at is a little goofy.

That's OK. They're nice fish and more colourful than I expected.
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Mine stopped growing at about 1 inch. Your's might get bigger though, I don't know. I like them though! Mine make me laugh, constantly chasing eachother.
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