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Re: Praecox in planted tanks

> Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 11:53:12 -0400
> From: "James Purchase" <jpurch at interlog_com>
> Susan Romano was wondering about keeping Praecox rainbows in her planted
> tank - she is worried that they might nibble on the plants. I have a school
> of approximately 25 Praecox in my 120 gallon tank and they have been nothing
> but a constant joy 


I have a school of 33 in a 100 gallon tank and they are awesome. No noticable 
damage to plants but most of the plants are large compared to the size of the 
praecox mouth. Nothing else in there except SAE, farlowellas and otos. 

When we had a smaller school, we also had three M. bosemanii with them. One of 
the praecox males was obsessed with the bosemanii female (four times his size) 
and I noticed her fins were frayed after awhile. She and another male died 
before we could remove them.  This is just anecdotal info - I never witnessed 
any fin nipping or agressive behavior. 

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado
 Do you want to know how I did it?