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Old 04-30-2005, 02:54 PM   #1
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tank size for rainbowfish?

I have a 29 gallon (312X18) tank. I'm interested in dwarf neon (praecox) and boesmani rainbowfish. Will both or either of these be suitable for a 29 gallon tank? I'm going to use my yo yo and zebra loaches as bottom feeders.

Any ideas on a neat, colorful, compatible, hard water tolerant upper level fish would be appreciated. Probably a solitary individual fish like a gourami or something.
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lace gourami are pretty i think they get about 3". i have a bad memory.
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You could definitley fit some rainbowfish in a 29 gallon. How about 3 or 4 Bosemani's? They get to be about 3-4 inches long. I really want some too.
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I wonder how many boesmanis I could get away with?

How many preacox? How many of each?
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Well do you know how many loaches you are getting? It would be better to get a school of one of those rainbows instead of a few of both.
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I have seven dwarf neon rainbows. I originally had them in a 30G tall which is 24 x 24. They seemed to just sit in the same place without moving much. When my 75 G was cycled, I moved them and they are much happier. The tank is twice as long and they now enjoy swimming from one end to the next. I am not familiar with the boesmani, maybe they would be happier in your tank?
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boesmani over praecox

I'm thinking of going with 3 boesmani rainbows in my 29 gallon tank. The lfs has some, and I'm not too sure that they are very expensive. I'm not as sold on the praecox.
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Have you ever looked at Threadfin Rainbows? They are a little smaller (get to be about 2"), but they are lovely fish.
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I'd get some but I've never seen any at the lfs.
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