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Question Do I need two purple firefish ?
04-04-2011, 12:24 PM
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I just bought my first fish, a purple firefish. It's hiding under a rock and won't come out. I've since read that purple firefish do well in pairs. Is o.k. to have just one or should I buy another ?

I have a 29 gallon tank with 29 gallon refugium.

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04-04-2011, 02:08 PM
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Firefish are schooling fish and do better in schools of 3 or more. here's a link to a small detail;

http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...168&pcatid=168
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04-05-2011, 08:54 PM
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The Red Firefish and Purple Firefish act a little differently. The Red one is a little less aggressive and keeping them schooled in odd numbers is preferred. The purple will not do so well in a small tank with its own sex. It's a risk And to tell the gender on any firefish is almost damn near impossible

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Firefish are schooling fish and do better in schools of 3 or more. here's a link to a small detail;

http://liveaquaria.com/product/prod_...168&pcatid=168
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That explains a lot !
04-06-2011, 11:50 AM
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The Red Firefish and Purple Firefish act a little differently. The Red one is a little less aggressive and keeping them schooled in odd numbers is preferred. The purple will not do so well in a small tank with its own sex. It's a risk And to tell the gender on any firefish is almost damn near impossible
That explains why I've read some contradicting stuff on the internet. I'll guess I'll stick with just the one purple firefish.

Apparently it isn't hard to tell the sex of a purple firefish PROVIDING you are a purple firefish
 

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