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post #11 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 11:09 PM
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I know what you mean--Petsmart is the only one around here that carries them. Good that you didn't get them--you don't need fin rot to start out with.

Most people do recommend more females than males, but you could try 3 M and 3 F and see what happens. Since the ones they sell are generally juveniles, you may not notice a problem until they get more mature. That's when fighting would occur, if it's going to. So you could be fine for months, then suddenly have a problem. It's kind of a cr*p shoot. Some fish are more docile than others. Just hope you get easygoing ones! Also, it depends on who pairs up with whom. You could have two males fighting over one female. A lot of different scenarios are possible so there's really no solid answer, unfortunately.

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post #12 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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:) Well I guess I'll see. I can always buy more females and have more than 6 total. I think I'm just going to have 2 angels and 6 boesemani rainbows. I think I'd have room.

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post #13 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 11:24 PM
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Small issues don't prevent me from buying a fish I want. A tiny bit of fin rot will naturally cure itself in as little as a week.


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post #14 of 18 Old 07-24-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Ahh! I did google fin rot on my phone before I decided what to do. It sounded it it would go away but I didn't really have time to be sure. Oh well, better safe than sorry I suppose. I may get some in a few days still then depending how they look. It was very slight.

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post #15 of 18 Old 07-29-2013, 05:40 AM
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My Rosaria rainbow fish did the same thing for the first two days. But once he got hungry enough, he started devouring the flake food. Now he splashes me as I feed!
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post #16 of 18 Old 07-29-2013, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Yup he is eating now and the rainbows are all real pigs!!

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post #17 of 18 Old 07-29-2013, 11:02 AM
I have 10 Bosemoni Rainbow and I don't feed flakes I feed pellets if your rainbow is small may I suggest omega one micro pellets all fish love them and a pellet has more nutrition then a flake thats what I use for srting new fish on in my aquarium I recently added some small turquoise rainbow and they love it when the fish get bigger I use new life spectrum community formula or thera a + UI am using both right now untill my new rainbows grow some of my rainbows are 6 inches long
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post #18 of 18 Old 07-29-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I've heard great things about omega brand. I will keep those names in mind. I'll probably buy some new foods soon. :D

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