What Different Types Of Rainbowfish Will School Together Question

Discussion in 'Rainbowfish' started by nikm128, May 17, 2019.

  1. nikm128

    nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    Like the title says, which ones will form a mixed school? I've heard they're not like most other schooling fish that need 6+ of their exact kind, but that's all I know. @Alex Pasquale ? @86 ssinit ?
  2. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    I really hate it when people use the term "school" on certain freshwater species that don't really school.

    And to answer your question, any species of rainbowfish will "school" together.
  3. OP

    nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    Well thank you, I didn't realize they weren't actually schooling fish, I just assumed based on their behavior.
    To better ask the question: What types shoal with each other?
    So if I really wanted to I could do, 1 Bosemani, 1 turquoise, 1 Iranian red, 1 river rainbow, 1 praecox/neon rainbow and they wouldn't care? Interesting
  4. Crispii

    CrispiiWell Known MemberMember

    I believe that different species of rainbowfish will shoal with different species of rainbows, similar to how corydoras will shoal with different species of corys. And I wouldn't want to keep one species of rainbows by them self.
  5. Lynn78too

    Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Just because a fish doesn't school doesn't mean they don't like to be with their own kind. I have some flame tetras, they shoal but they still want to be kept in groups. Technically people don't school (except when we're in school :D ) but we still prefer to be with our own species. Fish is a whole kingdom and some fish are as similar as we are to giraffes.
  6. OP

    nikm128Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh, well I thought cory's all needed to be together in one group of one type. Man, I don't go one day without learning something on here. I wouldn't keep one type alone either, just making sure.
    Absolutely, I would either do something like 3 pairs, or 2 trios at least
  7. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinitWell Known MemberMember

    My rainbows all swim:rolleyes: together. I have dwarf neons and bosmani in my 90. Funny I allways thought all Cory’s would get along. Mine do. But I’ve been told many times here how wrong I am:eek:.