School of firefish

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  1. student

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    Anyone had any experience with keeping a decent size school of firefish?

    I love the little guys and keen to try a school of 5 or so.. From what I know they live in large schools in the wild..

    I did a google search and to my surprise it was not advised. Guys say a mated pair or just one on it's ace because they don't get along and will kill each-other off but from my experience with them that seems unlikely.. I has my one firefish for over a year on his ace, I added two purple firefish to the tank a few months ago and he didn't have a problem with them at all. They stuck together, all slept in the same hole...
    But recently 2 of them died for no real reason, so im keen to add a group to replace them...

    Any Words of wisdom?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Johan van Aardt

    Johan van Aardt I love marines [R.I.P.]

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    well the normal firefish are apparantly not so keen on schooling as the purple firefish, the purple firefish apparatnly get along better and fight less, im going to try four in my reef but i have a smaller nano i can transfer two too if needed.
     
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    Interesting!
     
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    maybe two pairs will be ok in a system of your size....
     
  6. Achilles

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    They dont actually spend time in schools they are mostly in pairs in the wild, they will tolerate schools for a short time but eventually , you will end up with a pair or one.
     
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