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Thread: Boesemani rainbows - considering
07-28-2013, 03:09 PM #1
Boesemani rainbows - considering
For around a month now I've had a 350 litre (121x51x66cm) set up. Heavily planted with the following stock:
7 peppered cories
5 sterbai cories
28 cherry barbs
All these fish are bottom half lurkers so I've been looking for something to add for the top. I'm still undecided and, whilst I have a shortlist of species for this role, I'm looking into Boesemani Rainbows.
I'm a bit concerned they're too big and boisterous for a four foot tank so, if anyone has any thoughts on this, I'm all ears.
Water is moderately hard to hard. pH is 7.0-7.5. Filtration is about 400% overfiltered.
07-28-2013, 03:18 PM #2
I considered Bosemanis for my 90 gallon when I set it up but ended up going the cichlid route. From my research on bosemani's, however, I remember that a 4 foot tank is the minimum size because they are such fast swimmers. I think you'd be okay.
My LFS has a 120 gal with bosemanis and congo tetras that's just gorgeous.
Will be eager to see what you decide.
07-28-2013, 03:43 PM #3
Thanks, yes I think that's why I'm hesitant.
Very bright and colourful - I don't have anything blue/yellow and they do have that marine wow-factor look about them.
Swim at the top.
Like hard water.
Might be too large and boisterous for what I want (peace).
Would easily push my stocking to limit.
I was aiming for lots of small fish in a large tank so this would go against that aim.
Hmmm...I might leave them actually and stick to my original plan of black neon tetra or false penguin tetra and a pair of apistogramma cacatuoides or Apistogramma borellii or Laetacara dorsigera (probably the latter).
07-28-2013, 04:09 PM #4
Just an fyi - the bosemani at my LFS swim at all levels of the tank but the bottom. :o)
07-28-2013, 06:07 PM #5
07-28-2013, 06:23 PM #6
Your probably get tired of hearing me say it; but you should go with your penguin tetra idea, LOL.
But what the heck, a video to help sell you:
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