Blue Neon Rasbora - Planted Tank Mates

Blue Neon Rasbora

3/4″ | 8 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

Sundadanio axelrodi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3/4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 7

dGH: 2 – 8

dKH: 3 – 6

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 8 or more

Tank Mates

Nano and peaceful fish such as Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Rosy Loaches, Kuhli Loaches, Otocinclus and shrimps.  They may be timid by larger fish.

Notes

Blue Neon Rasboras are also known as Neon Blue Rasboras or Blue Axelrodi Rasboras and prefer softer water conditions.  They need to be kept in large groups to feel comfortable and safe, so aim for more than 8 if possible.  Although they can get by in a 5 gallon tank, 10 gallons is recommended for a good shoal effect.  Keep water parameters stable as they’re sensitive to fluctuations and nitrates.

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ImageBlue neon rasbora (Sundadanio axelrodi).Turquoise rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris).Cherry barb (Puntius titteya).Celestial pearl or Galaxy rasbora fish (Danio margaritatus)Dwarf pea puffer fish (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)Black emperor tetra fish (Nematobrycon palmeri var. Amphiloxus Black).
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Description

3/4" | 8 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

4" | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 7 - 8 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-8 | Peaceful

3/4" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.5 | Peaceful

1" | 1 or 6+ | 5 gal

PH 7.2-7.5 |  Aggressive

2" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.2-7.2 | Peaceful

Content

Sundadanio axelrodi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3/4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 - 7

dGH: 2 – 8

dKH: 3 – 6

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 8 or more

Tank Mates

Nano and peaceful fish such as Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Corydoras, Rosy Loaches, Kuhli Loaches, Otocinclus and shrimps.  They may be timid by larger fish.

Notes

Blue Neon Rasboras are also known as Neon Blue Rasboras or Blue Axelrodi Rasboras and prefer softer water conditions.  They need to be kept in large groups to feel comfortable and safe, so aim for more than 8 if possible.  Although they can get by in a 5 gallon tank, 10 gallons is recommended for a good shoal effect.  Keep water parameters stable as they're sensitive to fluctuations and nitrates.

Melanotaenia lacustris

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 75° – 82°

PH: 7 – 8

dGH: 8 – 20

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 6

Tank Mates

 Cherry Barbs, Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Dwarf Gouramis, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Guppies, Plecos, Dwarf Corydoras, Loaches, Otocinclus and even Dwarf Shrimp.

Notes

Also known as Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish or Blue Rainbowfish, Turquoise Rainbowfish are simlar Boesemani Rainbowfish and are peaceful middle-top dwellers with small mouths.  They do well in a community with many nano fish including cherry barbs.  Minimize plant and decoration density and aim for 48" long tank to give them ample swimming space.

Puntius titteya

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 6 – 8

dGH: 3 - 10

dKH: 4 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Platies, Loaches, Otocinclus and snails

Notes

Cherry Barbs are actually peaceful compare to other barb species.  They grow up to 2" in size and are great tank mates with general nano community fish.

Danio margaritatus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3/4″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 74°

PH: 6.5 – 7.5

dGH: 3 – 10

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otocinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Notes

Celestial Pearl Danios, or CPD for short, are relatively new in the fishkeeping world.  They were discovered in the early 2000’s and were initially called Galaxy Rasboras or Fireworks Rasbora.  They’re super popular for their trout-like spotted bodies and bright orange fins.  For a fish that gets only about 3/4” in size, their distinct features really pop out in a community tank.  A bonus is that they can tolerate a wider range of water parameters making them easy to breed.

Learn about Celestial Pearl Danio breeding here.

Carinotetraodon travancoricus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Aggressive

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Carnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 74 – 82

PH: 7.2 - 7.5

dGH: 3 - 15

dKH: 3 - 10

Tank Size: 5 gal

Grouping: 1 or 6+

Tank Mates

Species Only tank recommended.

It's possible to keep with other fish and snails, but the setup has to be just right and you have to be lucky with a less aggressive puffer.

Notes

Aggressive and territorial.  Provides lots of ground cover and space when having multiple puffers in one tank. Try to have 1 male for every 2-3 females to avoid fighting. The larger the tank the better, especially a wide tank with dense planting and lots space to shelter.  Provide a minimum of 5 gallons for 1 puffer, add 3 more gallons for each additional puffer.

Nematobrycon palmeri var. amphiloxus black

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 73° – 81°

PH: 6.2 – 7.5

dGH: 3 – 6

dKH: 2 – 6

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches, Otcinclus, dwarf shrimp and snails

Care

Black Emperor Tetras are relatively hardy fish. Keep in large groups to minimize male aggression.  They’re able to reach 2” in size, males having blue eyes and females green.  General rule is 2 gallons per fish. 10 Gallon tank at a minimum, but push for 20 or more for healthy and happy fish.  Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

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