Mixing rainbows - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 04-11-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Mixing rainbows

Hello, I just set up a 55gal planted tank and want to know if I can mix different types of Rainbow's? I would like to have 2 Turquoise, 2 Red Irian, 2 Boesemani. Do you think they would school together?

Thanks
CM
mccool59 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 04-12-2013, 03:06 AM
Member
 
Snappyarcher's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mccool59 View Post
Hello, I just set up a 55gal planted tank and want to know if I can mix different types of Rainbow's? I would like to have 2 Turquoise, 2 Red Irian, 2 Boesemani. Do you think they would school together?

Thanks
CM
Can you give us the latin names of the fish you are referring to? The only reason I ask is that Im over the pond in the UK and some terminologies do differ.... Bosemans are universal, but the Irian are possibly a colloquial name and turquise certainly is.

BA, BSc, MA.... hopefully soon to be Phd.
Snappyarcher is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-12-2013, 08:08 AM
TFK Moderator
 
SeaHorse's Avatar
 
The Turq is actually the Lake Katubu Blue Rainbow fish. I'm not sure the Scientific either.

Yes you very much can keep those 3 together. Rainbows are quite social, a shoaling fish but they don't "school" the way Tetras do. (ie swim together in the same direction, they are independent) but I do think you should up the numbers a bit when you can. 4-5 where poss. You can also add juveniles to existing tanks just try not to get them too small. And keep like sized RBF rather than adding the dwarf versions as your choices will get a good size in time.

What is the length of that tank? As long as it is 48" long you are good. They will love to swim the length so need the space.

I keep in my 75g Boesmani, Turq and Congo Tetras together and they race the tank and race each other but really only use the front of the tank and rarely will ever be found at the back. They are also generally mid level swimmers. They will play games and race thru the holes on my pirate ship too. The whole tank will get in the game. (even the Swordtails join in) They are so fun to watch.

My Boes are spawning, I have 2M/2F plus 3 small F.
You can see my list in my aquarium tab.

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. You will love them!!

Every kid, regardless of what they are going through, is ONE caring adult away from being a success story. ~ Josh Shipp, Teen Behavior Expert

Last edited by SeaHorse; 07-08-2013 at 08:35 PM.
SeaHorse is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 07-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Member
 
RackinRocky's Avatar
 
I agree--Rainbows are delightful fish!

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
RackinRocky is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Types of Rainbows kept together?? GwenInNM Cyprinids and Atherinids 4 04-03-2011 11:52 PM
axelrodi rainbows aquadude Cyprinids and Atherinids 1 04-16-2009 04:37 PM
Discus and Rainbows??? sean117Ply Cichlids 6 10-26-2007 06:22 AM
Help! Gourami's and Rainbows. missusmcmattern29 Anabantids 2 11-06-2006 09:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome