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Old 02-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Dwarf neon rainbow question

I know these fish like to school in 5+, I had only 1 male I'm assuming and today I purchased another male, says the LFS guy. The original is a little bigger and seems to be getting aggressive. Any idea why and what he is doing? He repeatedly charges towards the new fish. Will this stop? Should I get A female or another male to calm things down?
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If he's actually attacking the other fish, they'll need seperated, but if he just appears to be displaying his dominance w/o actually hurting the other fish, give it some time for things to work themselves out. These are not typically aggressive fish. Getting a few females is definitely the best idea though.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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You know, I think you're right. I think it was the dominance act. They seem ok and the lil guy looks as tho he's holding his own.
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I dounno- the new baby rainbow neon looks really stressed. Hides near the heater and I see tiny white specs on it now. Wtf
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #5
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I dounno- the new baby rainbow neon looks really stressed. Hides near the heater and I see tiny white specs on it now. Wtf


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UH OH. Looks like little grains of salt, doesn't it? Appears to be ich.
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Praecox rainbows are actually highly conspecific-aggressive. Best bet would be to get several more males and a couple females, the bigger the group the less any one fish gets picked on by the dominant male.
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Praecox rainbows are actually highly conspecific-aggressive. Best bet would be to get several more males and a couple females, the bigger the group the less any one fish gets picked on by the dominant male.
For the time being I have a 10g tank. Trying to find a larger one. Do u think adding 2 more rainbows would be ruff on them? And do I need to treat it for ich first? Today is only the 2nd day I had him.
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UH OH. Looks like little grains of salt, doesn't it? Appears to be ich.
Sure does. Spiked up the heat hopefully that works.
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They really need at least a 4' tank, 75 gallons or larger. A 10 gallon tank is better suited to micro rasboras and/or shrimp than active, schooling fish that grow as large as praecox rainbows. They are also good for QT tanks though, easier to treat a small volume of water.
Did you add some salt to the water to kill the Ich?
What else is in the 10 now?
Have you checked craiglist for used tanks/setups?
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