Hi guys, has anyone had any experience with having a community tank of mixed rainbow species?
i have a 55 gallon which I want to have the following:
either pseudomugil furcata or Pseudomugil luminatus irian reds turqoise rainbows dwarf neons Boosemanis adolfoi cory bronzs cory maybe a trio of Siamese algae eaters
does this sound alright?
Could anyone advise on the numbers of each fish I should have? (Corys will be in 6's)
Sounds fun! I would skip the Pseudomugil entirely or I you really want them, definitely go for furcatus. Luminatus would be miserable and probably get eaten. You can kinda do two or three of each species and they will all school together, but I personally like to limit it to two or three species and do larger groups of them. You get a better dynamic and more natural behavior. I think I would stick to a big group of dwarf neon (praecox) and furcatus. They look really good together. And are similarly sized. If you can find peacock gudgeons too they would really round out the mix nicely. Praecox can be a bit tricky these days. I've heard a bunch of people having major problems keeping them healthy. I believe it is a problem with the farm that raises them using inferior stock. If you can find a breeder with Pagai praecox, get those. They are more or less bulletproof and still the beautiful hardy fish they should be.
Post by annewalker1 on Apr 12, 2019 11:42:04 GMT -6
We love our community tank of rainbows! We have a 150 gallon with bosemani, millenniums, turquoise, praecox, splendidas, a couple of Angel's, lemon blue eyed plecos, bushy nose plecos, siamese algae eater, Madagascar's, celebes, upper Katharine river black fins and corydoras. Rainbows are very fast aggressive eaters so we have to make sure we give foods so everyone gets a chance to eat. I would stay away from psuedomogils with so many other larger fish. Hope this helps!