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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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Holly - 2009-05-07
Hi!
When I first got my dwarf rainbowfish, I asked for 2 females and 1 male. But when I got home I found out I had 2 males and 1 female. They all looked healthy and were feeding well. A week later I found one dead. I could not work out what was wrong so I watched the tank carefully. A week later I found another one dead. I was only left with a female. I was sad because they are amazing fish and I was now worried about my female. Now- 3 months later she is still around and doing great. After the last one died I added bacteria medicine. This worked and I saw a great advance in the females behaviour. She is shoaling with my other fish- but I feel it is unfair to leave her by herself. and wonder if I should I get more dwarf rainbowfish. I recommend these fish- they are great to watch. Just make sure they are healthy when you get them.
Thanks!

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Marisa Santiago - 2013-05-31
my hubby and I have a 75 gallon tank with many different species of rainbows, silver/red scats, one mono and other hardy fish. we seen ONE Madagascar that has caught our eyes and has been at our local fish store for months. we finally bought him and have been looking for another Madagascar. They are very hard to find. any suggestions on where to find them in the Milwaukee,WI area??

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-02
     I would ask a local fish store to special order it for me.  In your large area, there should be lots of fish stores you can check with. You can also try online.
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Anonymous - 2010-08-21
Nice!

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  • kye turnbull - 2013-05-07
    Nice
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-07
    Yes! these are some gorgeous fish.
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Brenton - 2013-03-11
I purchased 10 of these in September 2012. I put them into quarantine in a small 30L tank with Java moss. 3 weeks later I had fry. So I moved the adults to my 4ft tank and started raising the fry. The fry are now just over 5 months old. Very slow growers. My adults are down to 5. 2 died from some sort of wasting disease, one got stuck on my filter inlet during the night and died and the other 2 just went missing. Im in the process of transforming my tank into a species only tank. Cant wait to have a 100 of these in the 4ft.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-12
    They bred in the quarantine tank?  That was good luck!!
  • Brenton - 2013-03-12
    I bought them in Cape Town and drove them to Port Elizabeth (about 9 hours drive). Then into the QT tank. I think possibly the change in water conditions as well as having a plant to hide in helped with the spawn. I estimate that there are about 20-30 fry. i lost a few as I was unprepared for a spawn. At the end of March I want to move the fry to the 4ft and try and spawn the adults again. Initially there must have been about 40 - 50 fry. They were tiny.
  • Brenton - 2013-04-19
    My adults have spawned again. I lent them to a friend to see if he could encourage it. He now has about 50 fry. And whats more the fry that are now about 6 months old have spawned as well. Only 4 tiny fry. I think they are a bit young to produce many eggs but its an encouraging sign
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kye turnbull - 2013-04-07
These fish stop my golden panchax from eating my shrimp in the tank!

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