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Old 07-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #1
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I need Boesemani rainbow fish help please

I was thinking about getting some boesemani rainbow fish for my 55 gal but I wasn't sure how many I should get. I've been trying to research online but i'm just reading suggestions of anywhere from 3 to 7. Also does anyone know the best female to male ratio? If it helps, I already have a few semi aggressive fish - 9 tiger barbs, 2 kribensis, and 1 rainbow shark. Thanks!
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #2
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I wouldn't add boesmani rainbows. They are fairly active and would do better in a bigger tank. Rainbow sharks are also territorial do I hope you have a cave or hideout. Also, is it a male and female krib.
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Yes I have a few caves for the kribensis and rainbow shark. I have 1 male and i female krib
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Boesmani need to be in groups of at least 3 or more. I have 5 in my 55.
Try to keep a 1:2 ratio for best coloring. The males will not color as well with no females in the tank.
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The kribs will probably breed and the parents will behav aggressively to their tankmates
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