I got my first rainbows ever today! :) 50 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Rainbowfish' started by e_watson09, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    After researching a lot about what are good choices for my tank and I've always thought rainbows were gorgeous so I traded in my three green severms and got one rainbow in trade and then I bought him two friends.

    I got one bosemani and two trifasciatus. I really wanted two bosemani and one turquiose but they only had one bosemani and then a tank full of trifasciatus. I wanted the bosemani regaurdless so I needed to buy him some friends.

    So my new stock list in my tank is....
    -3 blood parrots (very small each)
    -1 bosemani rainbow
    -2 trifasciatus rainbows
    -1 common pleco
    -3 silver dollars (going to a new home tonight so they're only temporary)

    I tried to get pictures of the new guys but it didn't work out too well haha so no pictures for now I just wanted to share my fantasic news :)
     
  2. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Congrats! I hope to be getting some boesmanis for my 90 very soon. I was thinking about mixing them with irians, or some other.

    I've never kept BPs, but from what I've read I think they may have difficulty competing against the rainbows for food.
     
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    e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    I feed 4 times a day and I make sure everyone gets some. My parrots are smart and know whenever I walk by and if they do a cute little dance I feed them haha. So my parrots probably eat more than any other fish in the tank haha.
     
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    e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    Oh and I forgot to mention they're already happy and eating after an hour they each ate plenty :)
     
  5. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I'm sure they are :) rainbows love to eat. One thing about that - their mouths are bigger than their throats. Larger foods take some time to be swallowed, so don't freak out if it looks like the fish is choking.

    4 times a day, huh (can't let my fish see that)
     
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    e_watson09

    e_watson09Well Known MemberMember

    but I only feed small ammounts compaired to two big feedings
     




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