boesemani rainbow fish

  1. sheenalee

    sheenalee Valued Member Member

    Can you have this fish in a 36gallon? Like say 5 of them?
  2. S

    Shiloh Keller New Member Member

    no, they need like 150 or more


  3. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member


  4. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

    agreed with el337 . 48 inch tank minimum.
  5. katiemorrison94

    katiemorrison94 Valued Member Member

    I have read that they need at least a 4 foot long aquarium to swim.
  6. Graphix

    Graphix Well Known Member Member

    What about dwarf neon rainbowfish?

    I read they get to 2.5", I too am curious of their tank space requirements
  7. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Those would work!
  8. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

    I've done quite a bit of research on the dwarf rainbows (praecox) and while seriously fish states they can get up to 3.2 inches in my research it seems they rarely get that size in aquaria and 2.5 to a little over that is more the norm. However, I've observed these little guys at my LFS quite a bit while contemplating purchasing some and seriouslyfish states they need a 24 inch tank. I personallywould not put them in anything smaller than a 30 inch tank as these guys are REALLY active and they get larger than the average tetra.
  9. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I considered them too but they're very pricey!
  10. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I wouldn't keep them in anything less than a six foot tank as they are so active.

    Mine used every inch of the tank when spawning which they did every morning.