06-14-2013, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Shrimp Johnson
Wow, they do have a stunning coloration. How many would you recommend getting to avoid the nipping issue? I'd like to avoid that type of behavior right off the bat, as I have no idea how to stop fish from harassing one another aside from increasing shoal size to relieve stress or removing them altogether
I would get 8 Black Ruby. I acquired 8 (4 male/4 female) and they have worked very well. They are in with my 10 Congo Tetra, and in 2 years there has never been a hint of fin nipping. The BR is a nice barb. They should be fine with your rainbows.