Mystery Rainbowfish

KeegansTropiks

Member
HI guys so I’ve been keeping Dwarf Rainbowfish for a bit now as I have the Pacific blue eyes and a honey blue eye and when I went to the pet store they had 2 unknown dwarf Rainbowfish which the employee had no idea what they were aswel.

They were getting a bit picked on in the store by tiger barbs so I thought might aswel buy them and ended up as an impulse buy.

They are healthy and eating I just wanted to know if anyone can ID them. The slightly bigger one has less colour but I think they both males. Smaller one very yellow with blue line across his body. Check out the pics and let me know what type of fish they are. Thanks .
 

A201

Member
I'm not usually the go to guy for Rainbow Fish, but I have kept a few over the years. My guess is they are
Celebes Rainbows. I've never kept this variety.
 

chromedome52

Member
I would agree, very young Celebes Rainbowfish. Telmatherina in the old books, genus was changed to Marosatherina, species is ladigesi. They can get about 3.5 inches, but a good male gets a lot of finnage.
 
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KeegansTropiks

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A201 said:
I'm not usually the go to guy for Rainbow Fish, but I have kept a few over the years. My guess is they are
Celebes Rainbows. I've never kept this variety.
Thank you, yep looked them up they must be Celebes.
 
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KeegansTropiks

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chromedome52 said:
I would agree, very young Celebes Rainbowfish. Telmatherina in the old books, genus was changed to Marosatherina, species is ladigesi. They can get about 3.5 inches, but a good male gets a lot of finnage.
Thank you mate
 

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