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  1. AmazonPassion

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    Very nice. I bet they are extremely happy being in your tank.
     
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    I hope so! I'm assuming it's okay if one of them breaks from the group every so often? I know if a school ostracizes a member it can mean the fish is sick. Sometimes they all swim together, sometimes one of them will swim with the platies, or peck at a rock, etc.

    Edit: Updated picture of the tank!

    Edit edit: Sorry the bottom is so washed out! This is why I'm going to ask for a real camera for Christmas haha. Also, the water level isn't usually that low, but I took a bunch out in acclimating and I'm just waiting until water change day to fix it. It's above the heater, which is all that matters.

    Edit edit edit: (At what point am I allowed to make two successive posts? ;D) They're so much more active and fast than platies! Also, I can say from a totally unbiased perspective (as I've never had schooling fish before): I TOTALLY see the whole "six fish minimum" thing. They swim around so close together, you can tell they feel more comfortable with each other.
     

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    Lookin' good! Yes, they much prefer to be together. I had 30 total
     
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    Very nice. I'm sorry but what kind of fish are they exactly? They are lovely and look like rainbows. I would love to get some like that.
     
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    I guess that means if I decide I want a couple more, it should be okay

    Edit: midnamoondog, they're praecox rainbows, or dwarf neon rainbows. Sorry, I never exactly said what they were!
     
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    These are adults

     
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    Hopefully mine color up soon, too!
     
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    The adults look really nice.

    Zumi, your tank is coming alive!!!
     
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    Wow, soo pretty. I was thinking they would look lovely over dark substrate. Rogue, if you are ever selling these again I would gladly purchase some. I'll keep an eye out on the b/s/t boards.
     
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    I know, I have like actual fish now!! I keep staring at the tank, I'm so not used to there being activity.

    Question for all your experienced members: Does this seem overstocked, for a 55 gallon with an Aquatop cf-400UV filter?

    2 angels
    6 praecox rainbows
    6 platies
    8 cories
    1 BN pleco
    1-2 bamboo shrimp
    shrimp/snails

    We'd like to add a GBR if possible, and I've also thought about maybe two more rainbows; they look like they'd appreciate a few more friends. I was thinking the tank would be full, but I think it's just because I'm used to the tank being empty.
     
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    That tank looks great. I am so envious.
     
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    I think that would look fine..then again I am not a stocking expert.
     
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    This would be my optimal stocking, but I think it's too much probably:

    2 angels
    1 GBR
    6 platies
    8-10 praecox
    10-12 cories
    1 BN pleco
    2 Bamboo shrimp
    shrimp/snails


    Edit: Also, they sure were hungry! I normally wouldn't feed fish the day I get them, but the platies were begging for food. Basically the platies ate most of the food off the top, and the rainbows ate what sank. Hopefully they'll learn to go to the surface for food, otherwise the platies will get obese if I feed enough for the rainbows too. Maybe I'll soak the pellets for a bit so more of them sink right away. Apisto still didn't eat. I've seen him poke his head out, but he hasn't come out a ton. I wonder if he does't like the activity of the rainbows. Maybe he can share the 10 gallon with the two cories. One has been in for months with no problem, the other for a few weeks. I don't want to move the cories over, because I just added six rainbows and I'll be adding six cories and a bamboo shrimp in a few weeks. I think two cories and an apisto isn't too much for a 10 gallon, at least only temporarily.
     
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    How attached are you to your platies? Nix them
    8-10 cories
    8 rainbows

    and i think you would be fine with rest.
     
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    Hmm not incredibly, but 1) I don't know who would take them (not Petsmart/Petco) and 2) then we'd have no warm colors in the tank. Which is funny, because I made a thread asking about blue fish, and then all I'd have would be blue fish!
     
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    I really like your tank and the new additions. I bet my single rainbow would be happy with your group .
     
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    I don't like rehoming my fish so nix my idea...was taking a look at your tank and imagining.

    How about keep the platies
    2 angels
    1 GBR
    6 platies
    8- praecox
    9- cories
    1 BN pleco
    2 Bamboo shrimp
    shrimp/snails
     
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    I would really like a couple more rainbows. I know six is always the minimum suggestion, but the group seems so small! Maybe I will get two more from Rogue if he has a few to spare. I'm not sure about the cories; that's a bit complicated. Basically the 8 I have are 2 greens and 6 pandas (will have them anyway). So really adding cories is a lose-lose situation. If I add more greens, I couldn't add enough to make a full school anyway. If I add more pandas, that isn't helping the greens; then I just have a huge school of pandas and two random greens. (Long story short I had rotten luck with LFS green cories, so I was going to get 2 greens and 4 pandas from Rogue's "source" so I'd have four of each, which would be an almost sufficient school of each. But she didn't have any greens and I don't have any stores to return fish to.)
     
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    The rainbows will turn into pigs before long. Mine are voracious eaters.
     
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    Update: Everyone is doing well I've noticed the females keep to themselves often and vice versa. The one female is still hiding in the corner frequently (like now, for example), but I'm keeping an eye on her. The rest are currently swimming in the filter current together.
     
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