03-16-2013, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jaysee
Like I said, I'm glad the DGs are working for you. My friend had 2 in her 55 and one wound up dead this week. She doesn't think it was the other DG - doesn't know why it died. Just another example, though admittedly there is no direct correlation. There often isn't. As long as you are aware of the risks, is my point.
I have had rainbows with pearl gouramis for a while - its not been a problem for me. Doesn't mean it won't be for the next person, but that's my experience on the matter.
Yes rainbows of different species within the same genus will school together. But they also segregate themselves. I've got a school of 4 species - 3 melanotaenias and irian reds. The reds do their own thing. The yellows, turquoise and boesmani school together sometimes, and form 3 separate schools the rest of the time. When I had the 3 in a 90 gallon tank the schooled together much more frequently, but in the 125 it's much rarer. In my experience a larger tank discourages the schooling of multiple species. Your lone rainbow should stick with the boesmanis in a 55. Though I will say, in my opinion they will get too big for the tank.
Would any of you guys attempt this stock or a slightly modified version of this stock.