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Has anyone ever kept Tourqouise Rainbows and a pair of multies in a 29 gallon ?

If so how many Rainbows to school properly?
 

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What is the scientific name for rainbows? I'd like to research them to find out more about their requirements and behaviors.
 

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Is this the one you are thinking of?
Melanotaenia lacustris, Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish, Turquoise Rainbow Fish
So many rainbows!
 

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Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish is the varity i want. The coloration in person is stunning. The computer shots look bad though.
 

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"The Turquoise Rainbow Fish is relatively easy to care for. They can withstand a wide range of temperatures, but should be kept in water in a range between 68 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit. The pH level of their water should be slightly alkaline, with a range between seven and eight. Min tank size 20g keep 2 females per male." Yep it seems a reasonable dither fish for multies
(bit big though at 4") ?
I use zebra and pearl danios but then each to their own. :thumb:
 

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I always thought the Rainbows, if given an environment according to their own needs, needed more swimming room than a 29G. And plants for cover. I know a lot of people use them successfully as "top swimmers" with Malawi, so they are compatible.
 

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rainbow babies are sooooooo tiny, dont worry about tryingf to breed them in that tank
 
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