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    I have a 16 gallon with 3 med. blue tetras, 2 very small angels, 1 med and 1 small Boesamani Rainbow and two catfish. The larger Boesamani Rainbow is attacking mostly the smaller less colorful B. Rainbow. Should I add a rainbow or get rid of aggressor or victim? All are fully finned , swimming freely and eating voraciously. This just started. All water parameters are good and have been for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonthebeginner View Post
    I have a 16 gallon with 3 med. blue tetras, 2 very small angels, 1 med and 1 small Boesamani Rainbow and two catfish. The larger Boesamani Rainbow is attacking mostly the smaller less colorful B. Rainbow. Should I add a rainbow or get rid of aggressor or victim? All are fully finned , swimming freely and eating voraciously. This just started. All water parameters are good and have been for awhile.
    If I were you I'd consider rehoming both fish. They are really active fish that could use some more swimming space. If you get rid of either or there is a chance the one you keep will start bullying your other small fish. You will still have the same issue with 3 of them as that sized school isn't big enough to ease aggression. Here is a profile of the species. https://www.seriouslyfish.com/specie...nia-boesemani/
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    THANK YOU!!! I couldn't muster the energy to rehome both. So, I brought back the larger aggressor and got a German Ram and Opaline Gourami instead. All is well today. All are peaceful and the littler Rainbow's colors have popped.

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    The angels and the gourami (which can grow to almost 6") will eventually be too big for that size tank, I'm afraid...more aggression may follow

    The rainbow needs to be in groups of at least 6 to feel most comfortable, hence the aggression you were seeing...they get too large for a 16G, as well
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