Multiple fire fish

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Wondering how many of you guys are keeping multiple fire fish successfully.

When I first looking into the mass consensus was to keep them solo. I read some members saying that multiple could be kept together. I pulled the trigger and picked up 3 nice purples from my LFS. They were always front and center and always as a trio.

I hadn't seen them for a period of time, recently, so I feared they had perished. Just recently I noticed them coming out just before lights out, exploring the tank. Now they are coming out several.houre before lights out.

Not sure when they became more reclusive. Thinking back it may have been around the time I added my sleeper goby, although I have never seen an aggression between them.

I am.happy to see the trio is alive and well. They all live in the same cave and usually still hang as a trio. Sometimes it's a pair with the third crushing around on his own.

It's been just over a year now that these guys have been together.

Anyone else?
 
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That's excellent. When I've tried to keep more than one, they have fought to the death.
 

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Thata a shame. Bummer when stuff can be case by case as you don't want to just kill off your fish. A decent size group of them would look awesome.

What size tank did you try?
Plenty big, 100 circulating gallons.
Got 3. Despite lots of room, they all went to one corner where they started to bicker.
 

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I’ve got 3 in a 10g QT right now. They have been in QT for 6 weeks. 2 are regular Fire Fish and the 3rd is a purple. The 2 regular ones stay on the left side and the Purple stays on the right. Once in a while the purple will chase the others but for the most part they get along fine.
 
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I’ve got 3 in a 10g QT right now. They have been in QT for 6 weeks. 2 are regular Fire Fish and the 3rd is a purple. The 2 regular ones stay on the left side and the Purple stays on the right. Once in a while the purple will chase the others but for the most part they get along fine.
Cool interested to see how they do

For the longest time the 3 would all stay side by side just swimming into the current in their favorite spot

Now they will explore the tank much more
 

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Cool interested to see how they do

For the longest time the 3 would all stay side by side just swimming into the current in their favorite spot

Now they will explore the tank much more
They have had worms that I’ve been trying to cure them with plus the 30 day copper thing. Today I started to take them out of copper.. just in time too. The two regular ones seem to have some fin rot. So started treating with Furan-2.

in the mean time they have been getting a special blend of food to fight the worms.
 
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They have had worms that I’ve been trying to cure them with plus the 30 day copper thing. Today I started to take them out of copper.. just in time too. The two regular ones seem to have some fin rot. So started treating with Furan-2.

in the mean time they have been getting a special blend of food to fight the worms.
Man that's a bummer. At least it sounds like you know what you are doing there. Hope they do well. I was fortunate to get 3 very healthy ones
 

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I wouldn’t say I know what I’m doing.. one had worms when I started the QT.. now all three are dealing with them.. darn things keep trying to eat each others poop. Just transfer it around..
 

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Had 2 for the longest time, stayed near the top of the tank with the other fast moving fish like green chromis and never seemed to mind.
 

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I had a red and a helfrichi together in my 90; they were very tightly bonded. Unfortunately, the helfrichi passed away yesterday,
 

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