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Anonymous - 2012-03-06
Are they easy to breed?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-06
    The Rainbow fish is no where near as easy to bred as a molly or guppy. These fish spawn in very fast moving water and would need the current duplicated inorder to properly breed. If you set up the right environment you should be able to breed these fish. The difficulty is getting the tank right and the rest does its own thing.
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Mandi - 2010-05-03
I must have found a great fish seller, since not only was the boeseman rainbow I bought gorgeously coloured, so were the other rainbow fish I bought! But in any case, this one is a wonderful addition to my rainbow tank. :)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-12
    I am glad you found a good supplier cuz it is hard to find some reliable fish people that actually are willing to spend the time to care for their fish, help a person and actually know what they are doing. Good for you.
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Pop - 2011-11-07
I found a male and female at a local pet store and have had them in my 55g for a year. The male was 3 inches and showed great color even tho there wasn't other males in the tank. I would always see them schooling up with my roseline barbs. Unfortunately, I came home today and my male had died. I keep up with my tank with general maintence and haven't lost a fish out of the blue in the 2 years I've had the tank up. Has anyone else had this happen with the madagascar rainbows and what can cause it? Other fish seem to be fine. I did add 3 leopard corys a few days ago, but they are harmless. Thoughts?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-12
    The Leopard Corydoras certainly did not cause the death of your Rainbowfish. At times, fish simply die, and there are no plausible explanations for why. Perhaps buy another one?
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Kieth - 2010-06-09
I just recently bought some and they seem to like to jump out of tank, any ideas why?

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  • Susan - 2011-08-11
    Rainbows eat insects in their natural environment and swim close to the surface. They jump if they are startled or if they are hoping to catch an airborne insect.
  • Dean - 2011-10-04
    Because the are jumpers like many fish da ! Mine get really rambunctious at feeding so I dont walk away from my tank with the lid up .
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Steve Mahalko - 2011-07-02
Just set up a 65 gal with 12 Angels, 6 cory cats, 1 bristlenose pleco, 1 male betta.....would 2 rainbows round off the tank or would they be too active for the angels? Thanks for the help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-04
    Rule of thumb is 1 gallon for each inch your fish will be as an adult. You have to subtract gallons for the gravel, decorations and bedding. The angels can get up to 6 inches - that is a minimum 75 gallon tank needed just for them. The tank is too small for the fish you have already. I would also read up on some information regarding how well all these guys get along full grown. Sorry about that. Maybe a good excuse to get another tank though so more fun.
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annabel - 2009-10-30
Thank you for this info, it is helping me with my project. Thank you! :)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-23
    You are very welcome.
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KaCee - 2010-08-13
I bought 7 "Australian" Rainbows, but as they are getting their colors, some have red tail and fins and some have red. Any ideas what these rainbows might really be? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  • Anonymous - 2011-06-01
    I dont know for sure but perhaps the ones with the red tails are male, because males tend to be more colorful.
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Ann mart - 2011-04-01
There were giant rainbowfish in this wonderful book Tophero son Of Smilodon.

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Kassidy - 2010-08-06
I got 3 dwarf rainbow fish yesterday and quickly found out I had 1 male and 2 females,these are great fish and fun to watch eat,they do well in groups of 3 with the company of 3 serpae tetras, 3 pristella tetras, 1 rainbow shark,and a assassin snail, this combination is great for 10 gallon tanks=D

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  • Kandy - 2010-08-12
    Can you put them in with glowlight tetras and cherry barbs? What is the smallest number of Dwarf Rainbows you can put in?
  • Gwen - 2011-02-09
    Kassidy - how are things going with your Rainbow combination? I'm planning on getting 3 Dwarfs this weekend, and it seems like they don't recommend mixing sexes if you're going to only have 5 - I don't plan on having more than 5 as I only have a 29 gal. Thanks for any information!

    Gwen
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Major Dan - 2010-09-20
Is there a difference between the Millenium Rainbow and the Red Rainbow? There seems to be some common information in both writeups. I bought a pair of Red Irian Rainbows recently. they are both doing well - one male, one female. However, the male very much resembles the description of a lone Red Rainbow "without a female to display to the males will be a dull dusty brown". The female looks exactly like the picture of the Millenium Rainbow. Any clues what is going on?

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