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Breeding Information on Rainbowfish

Updated on November 11, 2018

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Information on the rainbowfish

Rainbowfish are colorful freshwater fish and they come in a wide variety of colors. Great thing about them is that all of them are exceptionally beautiful. The size of these fish ranges from the tiny Australian blue-eye to larger fishes of around 15cm (6inches). A suitable pet rainbowfish can be found for most sizes of aquarium. All rainbowfish are harmless and peaceful loving creatures, and they prefer to shoal with others of their kind, and a group of six or more will provide a wonderful display in an aquarium. Rainbowfish like to eat live foods, but most will accept a diet of flakes as long as it is well supplemented with live frozen foods. The appearance of the fish will more than compensate for any inconvenience in providing a good healthy diet.

Many people are impressed by the colors of the rainbowfish, and regardless of ones taste, one rainbowfish is more likely to fascinate a person. Some examples are the delicate yellow and black markings of the Celebes rainbowfish, or the iridescent blues of the blue rainbowfish and also the flashing yellow fins and wonderful blue eyes of the Australian blue-eye. These are just a couple of examples of the most stunning and amazing naturally colored fish available to fish lovers. A majority of rainbowfish will breed without difficulty in the aquarium, and leaving their eggs in fine-leaved plants, such as java fern, or wool mops provided for the purpose by the breeder or the aquarium expert. Rainbowfish prefer to dwell in hard water.

Here is a list of the most popular types of rainbowfish including its scientific name:

1. Australian blue-eye (Pseudomugil signifer)

2. Lake Kutubu rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris)

3. Celebes rainbowfish (Marosatherina ladigesi)

4. Desert rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida tatei)

5. Madagascar rainbowfish (Bedotia geayi)

6. Red rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

Lake Eacham Rainbowfish of Australia


A video of an aquarium full of various rainbowfish


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