Question What Different Types Of Rainbowfish Will School Together

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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 ?
 

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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.
 
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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
 

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nikm128 said:
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
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.
 

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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 ) 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.
 
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Crispii said:
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.
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.
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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 ) 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.
Absolutely, I would either do something like 3 pairs, or 2 trios at least
 

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My rainbows all swim 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.
 

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