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I'm looking into some unusual fish, can you give me some care info on them? The fish I'm looking into are:
Gold tetras. Are these guys basically regular tetra care? I can't find much info on them.
Pseudomugil gertrudae, spotted blue-eye rainbowfish. From what I read, these guys are fairly simple to care for. My tank's PH is about 7.2, will they be okay with that? Also, are they aggressive towards others, and do they have any specific food requirements?
Anyone ever seen purple harlequin rasboras? I know they're basically just harlequins, so I'm thinking of getting a few, as I found somewhere that sells them.
 

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Definitely getting me some gold tetras. They're really pretty... Do you suppose they'd school with the glowlights I have? The glowlights aren't picky about schooling buddies, they're schooling with my pencilfish right now.

I feed all frozen food anyway, due to food allergies in the family and gluten being banned from the house, so feeding the rainbows won't be a problem. Do you think having one male and several females would be a good mix for the rainbows, or would a single male be okay on his own?
I'm gonna hold off on them until I get more plants in the tank, but they're on my list of things to get. There's some wood in the tank that gives it a bit of a tannin tint, so they should be alright in there.
How serious are male-on-male fights? Just a bit of chasing, flaring, and fin-nipping, or something that could actually hurt them? I mean, I know too much chasing is bad, but a little bit of pursuit is usually okay.
 

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It's a 65 gallon tank, do you think that would be enough territory for two males and four or so females? it's gonna have plenty of plants.
All the flaring would be nice, what with those fins. Will they chase other fish, or just flare at them?
Also, how do you think they'd act towards female bettas? What about a sulawesi goby?
 

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Think I'll go with six total of the rainbowfish, once my tank is a bit more heavily planted. The bettas are all little spitfires, and they will let you know if you aren't wanted. I had this one endler who used to always chase after the female bettas, until one got fed up and bit half his tail fin off. He left her alone then.

Do the golds actually bite, or just chase? My pencils chase random fish occasionally, but they don't bite anyone.
 

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I found out those gold tetras actually derive their color from a sort of parasite, so only the wild ones have the color. Anyone know a good source for the wild-caught ones?
I think maybe those are more or less what I mean... The photos I found were lighter colored, but I do like those.
@PunknDestroy, that'd be awesome! None of the few places that sell them have male/female selecting, so I could end up with a lot of males and no females. What's a number that gives me a good chance of ending up with a decent number of females without having to spend a lot? I know a place that'd probably offer me decent trade-in value for any spare males.
 
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