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    I have a 65 gallon tank 3ft version my current fish are

    (14)diamond tetras
    (12) black ruby barbs
    (1) Rainbow Shark
    (2) clown plecos bringing them back to my LFS to exchange for (6) oto's

    I want to add (6) rainbow fish to my tank the 3 that my store has in stock are

    Bosemani
    Praeox
    Blue/turquoise

    I know very little of rainbow fish so I am looking for some opinions on which of the three would best suit my tank

    If it makes a difference I have black riversand with a decent amount of plants Amazon swords,water sprites, a crypt and a very tall rotella

    Will I be pushing the limits of my tank by adding rainbows?

    Thanks

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    I just replied about this to your journal thread. Hopefully others will chime in as well.

    FWIW, I have 7 Boeseman's in my 100gal, and I love them. I've also strongly considered the turquoises. I know my Boeseman's are incredibly FAST when they want to be, and dart nearly the length of my 5' tank in the blink of an eye.
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    For a 3ft foot tank I would only go for thread fine, or dwarf neon. But with the nipper fish like the diamond tetras and barbs the thread find are out.

    Other wise for the leangth of tank your very limited in the type you can get


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    Given those are your choices go with the Praeox, they stay smaller than the other two as stated already, stock 8 if you do. You might need to loose the rainbow shark as they get more vicious as they get older.
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    Thank-you for your opinions Adding a batch of rainbows would probably be too much for my tank to handle from what you guys are saying.I really hate to bring the shark back I can always rehome him if he gets too aggressive once he gets older.I have thought about adding a small group of gold barbs maybe 6 or so they only get to be about 3" they may work better than the little bit larger 4" rainbows

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    I think 8 praecox ( I spelled it wrong before) would not overload your tank, if you like them well enough, 3.2" is the max they reach and not often that size in tanks:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...46786187,d.amc

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    Thanks again guts no need to rush things just wanted some opinions right now I am tossing around either the dwarf neons or gold barbs my lfs has plenty of both.just got back from there I swapped out my clowns for two rubbernose plecos.I really did not want to bring them back but I really did not want add driftwood into the tank either and by not doing that I would be depriving them of an essential source of food.I was going to get a group of ottos but The ones my lfs had were too small and they would have been eatien.I should be alright with the rubber noses it's not like I have a ton of algae and what I do have I clean up with a magic eraser pretty easily when I do my weekly water changes.I will toss around the rainbows & gold barbs no need to rush things when it comes to my tank I can be patient when I need to be.

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    I've got six Crimson Spot Rainbow fish in my 65-gallon. Have had them for several months, they are thriving and growing. The Crimson Spots are a cooler water fish -- that is, they can tolerate cooler water. They might also do well in a tropical tank. You can research them and see if they would do all right at warmer temps. They're a good community fish -- I've never have any problems with mine attacking anyone.

    They're in with seven Rosy Barbs, three yellow glofish, three zebra danios, five white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, assorted snails and about a dozen Amano shrimp.

    Maybe not quite as colorful as the tropical Rainbows, but still nice fish.
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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