Boeseman's rainbowfish - Wikipedia

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The Boesemani Rainbow originates from New Guinea andis not a beginner's fish. It is also called a Boseman's Rainbow and aBosemani Rainbow. Thefront half of its body is greyish/blue and the back half is yellow. Likemost rainbows, it has two dorsal fins. The rear dorsal fin and the analfin are very broad. Males are generally more colorful. The Bosemaniis a fast moving fish and should be kept in groups of 6 or more. A largeaquarium and regular water changes are essential. Bosemani eat flake foodsand freeze dried blood worms. They also can be fed brine shrimpoccasionally.
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I have a 4 by 2 by 2 planted tank with 5 male, 6 female Bosemani and one Australian Northern Rainbow fish along with two bristlenose plecos and a lone Angel . How many Bosemani Rainbow fish should i get for a 40 gallon tank? (I was thinking of getting one, but i read they are schooling fish)
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I have found myself getting very intrerested in Bosemani Rainbowfish- one of my LFS's has a tank with some in it (along with other Rainbows) and they are stunning! I have done some reading up on them, and found two things of note- they like to be in groups, and some people report that they eat plants. I'm hoping some people here who keep these fish can chime in. I keep seeing 6 over and over as a "magic number" as to how many you should keep- is this pretty much a given minimum for them to do well? I don't want to keep too few, but I also don't want to keep too many- I'm planning on them being the centerpiece along with some other fish. I am also wondering if they really are plant eaters, and if so, what plants they tend to go after so I can try to avoid them. My tank is going to be low/medium tech, fairly low light with Excel. I'm planning on having a healthy amount of moss, Java Fern, Anubias, Crypts, either Chain Sword or Dwarf Sag for a foreground, and at least one large sword. I am going to have a few stem plants as well, I haven't decided for sure yet but I am leaning towards Bacopa, Hornwort, and Rotalas. I may also be recieving some Pennywort as well.