Can bow fin live together?

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Never kept one myself but plan to soon. I'd love to hear others experience.
 
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Can bowfin live together indefinitely?
No, unless the tank is about the size of a small pond and if there's a large quantity of cover; adult bowfin often end up killing each other in a smaller, enclosed space. Bowfin seem to do much better in large schools when very young; as they age, they'll split apart from the main school and form small "bands", which, upon the fish reaching up to ~8-12 inches, seem to then completely separate and each bowfin will become quite solitary.
 
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No, unless the tank is about the size of a small pond and if there's a large quantity of cover; adult bowfin often end up killing each other in a smaller, enclosed space. Bowfin seem to do much better in large schools when very young; as they age, they'll split apart from the main school and form small "bands", which, upon the fish reaching up to ~8-12 inches, seem to then completely separate and each bowfin will become quite solitary.
Ok! Thanks for the info
 
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