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kathy - 2009-09-22
can I put my rainbowfis in the tank with cichlids

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  • Jake - 2014-04-17
    No, cichlids are very hostile towrds other species and will mostly fight the smaller rainbowfish.
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Kirsten - 2013-12-02
I just purchased a pair of Boesemanis (1.5-2') in size. I know it is harder to sex them at a younger age, but I am rather confused whether I have one or both males. One typically stays pretty brilliantly colored, head darkens considerably and stripes along his side are frequently dark. However the smaller one, who initially looked pretty pale like a female in the sale tank, occasionally darkens and looks just as brilliantly colored as the larger one. Is it likely that I have both males? They both exhibit the orange rear half of the body. The slightly larger one has only a minutely deeper look to his chest and no arched back yet. Any help? I can't find good pics of female bosemani's to compare.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    They are still much too young to sex with any accuracy. Along with color, tan arch developing may be your best determinator as they age.
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Richard White - 2013-11-17
Hello I have 4 Madagascar Rainbow fish and I know I have 2 males but I cant tell if my other 2 are females. How do I know if the other two are female?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    The standard answer is 'Males are far more colourful than females and have a pointed dorsal fin as opposed to the more rounded dorsal of the female.' Usually colors become more obvious as cichlids mature, and because you know you have two males, you should be able to visually compare them to the two unkowns and make a fairly good judgement. Of course, if they pair up and produce eggs, then you have a definite answer:) Good luck.
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Karleigh Friesen - 2012-12-23
HI! I just purchased three kubutu rainbows and three boesmani rainbows, as well as several other types of tetras. The rainbows and tetras get along great, but I have noticed that one of the kubutu rainbows has become a bully and is VERY territorial. I think they are too young to sex, so any ideas? Would it be better to have several of one type? Or keep the three of both kinds?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-12-23
    I would add some more kubutu.  They prefer larger groups.
  • Ludwig Orapawa - 2013-11-02
    Currently working hard to restore lake kutubu.
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Amber - 2013-09-23
I bought one about a year ago and he was the only one in the tank with about 20 danio's and he has grown quite a bit. He's about as big as they can get and he is in a 29 gallon, but I have a 10 gallon with mollies and they actually had fry and so I went to petsmart to buy them a mesh breeder. I looked to see if they got more madagascars in stock and they had about 10 for a limited time and so I got two females. My male didn't seem too happy with them at first but they are about a 1/3 his size are they too small to breed with him? Because I don't want to try it and they get hurt I just wanted him to have some friends and I do want to breed them because I have grown to love my male. I have been searching for more for so long I just don't wanna risk it if the two females will get hurt.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-24
    I can definitely understand your wanting to keep them all safe. It sounds like you may want to keep the femailes separate, in the 10 gallon, to keep them safe until they get big enough to breed. If and when you do try to introduce them with the male, just be ready to separate them if they don't seem to adjust. Also, sometimes you can put a tank divider in to give them a chance to get familiar with, but out of reach of each other. I'm excited about your new fish!
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Ryan - 2011-11-24
My turqoise rainbow female just gave birth to a fry, not an egg. WTF?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-25
    Probably what happened is she laid eggs in the tank somewhere and just too small to notice. They were fertilized and it only takes a week for them to hatch out. So you probably didn't see the eggs and then all of a sudden there is a fry. That is my guess - otherwise, I sure hope you got it on film.
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Dan - 2012-04-22
I have 1 male and 2 female dwarf neons. I also have a beta that is a male. The beta enjoys chasing the dwarves only when the light is turned on. Should I be worried? Why is he doing this? Please answer

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-23
    If it isn't getting violent I wouldn't worry. Look for signs of stress. Sometimes moving the tanks decor may stop the betta from doing this as it will need to reestablish territory..
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-06
    Yeah, the problem with Betta fish is they are easily confused. They don't know their own kind as much as they know another fancy looking fish. They will often chase another fish just because its colorful.
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kye turnbull - 2013-05-15
I think I have a baby one of these, I caught it in the creek by accident when I scooped up some water and when I got home realized! It is tiny! And is hard to see! I kept it to see what it grows into! Please tell me if a good baby food for them is sera micron, it eats it but grows slow!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-15
    Check out the Live Fish Foods page, for Food for Fish Fry:)
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BigRob - 2011-09-10
These are beautiful fish. I have four different species of rainbows in a 37 gallon mixed with a few emerald and peppered corys and they do quite well they are fun to watch. Just be careful what fish you mix in. In my experience they are also killers yes killers .... Happy fishing

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brittany - 2012-04-15
I think my fish had babies. There are little tiny fish swimming around my tank but I'm scared my betta or pea puffer will eat them but if I put the babies in a different container I'm scared the will die...any tips would help!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-15
    you can get a breeding container that goes in the actual tank. They normally hang off of the tank into the water. These makes it so you aren't shocking the fry with water condition changes.
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