Red Line Rasbora - Planted Tank Mates

Red Line Rasbora

2″ | 8 or more | 20 gal

PH 6-7.2 | Peaceful

Trigonopoma pauciperforatum

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 – 7.2

dGH: 4 – 10

dKH: 4 – 8

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 8 or more

Tank Mates

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

Notes

Red Line Rasboras (Trigonopoma pauciperforatum) have a look similar to Glowlight Tetras and can mistakenly be called Glowlight Rasboras (Trigonostigma hengeli).  They’re great shoaling fish and can be timid in small groups, so keep at least 8 and provide a larger tank for them to swim back and forth.

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Description

2" | 8 or more | 20 gal

PH 6-7.2 | Peaceful

2” | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6-7 | Peaceful

1" | 6 or more | 5 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

2" | 6 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.2-7 | Peaceful

4" | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 7 - 8 | Peaceful

5" | 6 or more | 30 gal

PH 7 - 8 | Peaceful

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Trigonopoma pauciperforatum

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 - 7.2

dGH: 4 – 10

dKH: 4 – 8

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 8 or more

Tank Mates

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

Notes

Red Line Rasboras (Trigonopoma pauciperforatum) have a look similar to Glowlight Tetras and can mistakenly be called Glowlight Rasboras (Trigonostigma hengeli).  They're great shoaling fish and can be timid in small groups, so keep at least 8 and provide a larger tank for them to swim back and forth.

Hemigrammus rhodostomus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.75″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 84

PH: 6 – 7

dGH: 3-6

dKH: 2 – 8

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches and Otocinclus:

Notes

Aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths such as cichlids.

Hyphessobrycon amandae

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle to Top

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 68° – 75°

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 4 – 8

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 5 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

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

Notes

Ember Tetras are very active and social beginner fish.  They schoal in large groups and can tolerate both acidic and low alkaline water conditions. Compare to Neon Tetras, they're smaller in comparison, approximately 1” max.  You’ll find them in almost every local fish store including commercial big box retailers.  You can keep a small community in a 5 gallon tank, but push for 10 or more to see their active behavior. Avoid aggressive or territorial species or large fish with big mouths.

Paracheirodon axelrodi

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Expert

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Middle of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 73° – 81°

PH: 6.2 – 7

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

Cardinal Tetras require a more experienced fish keeper.  They’re very sensitive to water changes and require softer to neutral waters.  They’re able to reach 2” in size and the red & blue markings run the full length of their body.  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 such as cichlids.

Learn the difference between Cardinal vs. Neon Tetras

Melanotaenia boesemani

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

Although larger in size, Boesemani Rainbowfish are peaceful middle 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.

Glossolepis incisus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 5″

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 New Guinea Rainbowfish, Red Rainbowfish are larger than the Boesemani and require hard water parameters.  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.

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