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Question Boeseman Rainbow in planted tank

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I have a 100g planted tank with mainly tetras and shrimps. Will Boeseman Rainbow be compatible with this tank. Or will I find tetras and shrimps missing?

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The Tetras and the Rainbows will both prey on the baby shrimp for sure. The Rainbows will not eat the Tetras, however.

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Thanks Anthony.
I don't plan to breed shrimps in this tank. My only worry is of the adult shrimps. The tetras leave them alone. Will the Rainbow do the same or will they eat even the adults?
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Rainbows mouths are pretty small compared to their large body, which is why they don't eat the tetras - they are specialists in the wild that pick up insects and other young fish/fry. If your shrimp are as big as the tetras in the tank you likely don't have to worry. Just keep in mind that as they get older the do become more aggressive towards each other, especially males and even females will fight with each other for territory and status in the pack. but you have a pretty large tank so you should be fine. I have both boesman and yellows in a planted tank and they are my favorite fish. be forwarned that they do nibble on plants and they seem to specifically like my hygro plants and can be seen nibbling on them regularly not to the point of death for the plant but enough to annoy me lol.

also get quality young stock and grow them out yourself on a diet that is varried but heavy in asthaxyn(sp) a form a beta caratin that promotes strong colors.

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The rainbows will definitely eat smaller shrimp, but if your tank is heavily planted and has thick plant masses (like mosses) the shrimp can go into to hide you should be able to maintain a shrimp colony still.





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