Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. Question Rainbow Fish Schooling Question


    0 Not allowed!
    So I was reading that they tend to do better in schools. The ones I am looking at are pretty pricey (15 bucks a pop locally), so what is the smallest "school" I could do of boesmani?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    11,100

    Awards Showcase

    Your first gift on AC, Welcome to the forum! - Brookfish welcome - Algenco Welcome to AC - Celtic Fins Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish Congratulations on your award. - Celtic Fins 
    You need one of these too. - Celtic Fins everyones given you one but me! - mommy1 Thanks for Playing Mafia - The Red Severum Congratulations on your award - Celtic Fins congrats on your award! - Brookfish 
    Congrats on your pic award - Celtic Fins Sorry about Blackie and the others mate! - fraggle the algae was meant to be tissues! - fraggle sorry about your fishies - lucyinthesky Ta for the rep! - Wetpets 
    BEST MAFIA PLAYER MAFIA 3.14 - Kaz Christmas in July!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Gayle Congrats on  POTM - Celtic Fins Congrats! - Wild Turkey Congrats on POTM! - Brookfish 
    Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - rich311k Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - rich311k World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - rich311k 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    3-5 is a good number. More females than males is preferable.

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by rich311k
    3-5 is a good number. More females than males is preferable.
    Ok thanks!

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    If females are even sold in your area, if your luck is like mine females a rarely sold in my area because females do not sell as good as males because of their color. While i was stocking i had most males to begin with and decided to just go the all male route instead of adding the few females i did come across some but my ratio would be like for every female there would be like 5 males. I find they school with other rainbows period not just there own kind so dont be afraid to mix it up they are nothing like African cichlids and you can have multiple species (i have 7 so far) all you want to make sure is that there is a good ratio of females per male. What size tank are you stocking with rainbows. You may be in a good rainbow area unlike me but if your not make sure your LFS gets females on the regular as well as males which mine only gets males because the female will be super stressed with a bunch of males harrasing her all the time.
    110g All Male Peacock/Hap Tank

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by BiGBlak
    If females are even sold in your area, if your luck is like mine females a rarely sold in my area because females do not sell as good as males because of their color. While i was stocking i had most males to begin with and decided to just go the all male route instead of adding the few females i did come across some but my ratio would be like for every female there would be like 5 males. I find they school with other rainbows period not just there own kind so dont be afraid to mix it up they are nothing like African cichlids and you can have multiple species (i have 7 so far) all you want to make sure is that there is a good ratio of females per male. What size tank are you stocking with rainbows. You may be in a good rainbow area unlike me but if your not make sure your LFS gets females on the regular as well as males which mine only gets males because the female will be super stressed with a bunch of males harrasing her all the time.

    75 Gal. Tank.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    11,100

    Awards Showcase

    Your first gift on AC, Welcome to the forum! - Brookfish welcome - Algenco Welcome to AC - Celtic Fins Congrats on your awards! - Brookfish Congratulations on your award. - Celtic Fins 
    You need one of these too. - Celtic Fins everyones given you one but me! - mommy1 Thanks for Playing Mafia - The Red Severum Congratulations on your award - Celtic Fins congrats on your award! - Brookfish 
    Congrats on your pic award - Celtic Fins Sorry about Blackie and the others mate! - fraggle the algae was meant to be tissues! - fraggle sorry about your fishies - lucyinthesky Ta for the rep! - Wetpets 
    BEST MAFIA PLAYER MAFIA 3.14 - Kaz Christmas in July!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Gayle Congrats on  POTM - Celtic Fins Congrats! - Wild Turkey Congrats on POTM! - Brookfish 
    Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - rich311k Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - rich311k World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - rich311k 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have 8 Boesmans in my 75 3 boys and 5 girls. They are never stopping flashes of color.

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Rich- If you don't mind me asking what other fish do you have in your 75 ?

  8. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have 6 in my 135 gallon. They are so fast!! I have 2 boesman females and 4 Australians...which I was told were 1 male and 3 female. They all are coloring up like crazy!
    Everyone is a genius,
    but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
    it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid
    ~Albert Einstein

  9. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by WaMiss
    I have 6 in my 135 gallon. They are so fast!! I have 2 boesman females and 4 Australians...which I was told were 1 male and 3 female. They all are coloring up like crazy!

    Did you find them locally or did you order them? Its really quite irritating when LFS don't stock most fish I am interested in I keep wondering if its worth spending the 35-40 bucks on shipping and just order them online.

  10. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    They are local. I had gone to PetSmart while my mbuna tank was cycling and was just snooping around. Their fish looked awful and run down. There was a kid working there and when I told him how I was planning to stock my tank he said "Don't buy fish here!!" He told me about a little LFS about 45 minutes from my house. I never knew it existed. It's where I have bought all my fish. Snoop around....you may find a little hole in the wall fish store!
    Everyone is a genius,
    but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
    it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid
    ~Albert Einstein

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •