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Old 12-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Preacox Rainbow?

Also known as Neon Dwarf Rainbow.

Is this a schooling fish? I'm looking at a pair right now and want to buy them.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:13 PM   #2
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I may be wrong, but here goes.

I've heard that they must be kept in groups of no fewer than 5, and of those 5, you should not mix sexes. Above 5 gets very particular with regard to ratio of males to females. They are also not advised for beginners (if that's what you are).
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A pair as in male and female or two unsexed fish? What size tank are these going in, what are the other inhabitants?

I've never kept them but from what I've read you should aim for 5-7 of these in a tank. If at all possible, keep some type of male to female ratio. Ideally it seems like everyone recommended 1m:3-4f.

There's plenty of good information on google about these guys.
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I think severum mama sells them so she'd probably have a good deal of info, too.
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Poo. Really pretty fish too. I guess I'll pass as I don't have the room in my tank for five. They are unsexed.

37 gallons with
6 bloodfin tetras
8 danios
5 cories
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Kudos for doing the research PRIOR to purchase. I highly approve!
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Kudos for doing the research PRIOR to purchase. I highly approve!
Hehe. A penny saved is one less dead fish.
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Poo. Really pretty fish too. I guess I'll pass as I don't have the room in my tank for five. They are unsexed.

37 gallons with
6 bloodfin tetras
8 danios
5 cories
1 guppy
I'd do it, but that is JMO. I haven't kept M praecox in any of my personal tanks but I do have experience with them to an extent from the shop I used to work at. My experience is that they are active, but not aggressive.

If you are interested in something smaller that is still very colorful, you could look into Pseudomugil furcatus or Iriatherina werneri (threadfin).
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Todnbecka keeps them I'm fairly sure. I think the gender ratio is m 5:2 f or something like that.
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I'd do it, but that is JMO. I haven't kept M praecox in any of my personal tanks but I do have experience with them to an extent from the shop I used to work at. My experience is that they are active, but not aggressive.

If you are interested in something smaller that is still very colorful, you could look into Pseudomugil furcatus or Iriatherina werneri (threadfin).
Well, I did it. 8O
I bought both of them. I have a buddy who has nine of these in a huge tank. He said they should be fine but if I have any problems he has room and will take them off my hands. He always has stuff to trade and I could use a new power head.

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Todnbecka keeps them I'm fairly sure. I think the gender ratio is m 5:2 f or something like that.
Five males to two females. Sounds a little off, sorry. I'd figure the typical 1:3 so the females don't get too much affection if ya know what I mean.


Also bought two more cories. One panda and one skunk.
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