I'm not sure which category that Boesmani Rainbows fall under in the Freshwater fish section of this website and I was wondering if anyone knows what it would be under. Trying to get as much information about these type of fish as I can, like care, breeding, size, etc.. Thanks
I've read a few people talk about Boesemani Rainbows on this form in the fresh water section and I need some clearification on how to home them. I think the LFS told me wrong and I'm trying to see for sure. What is the tank size needed some say 20G, some say 30G, & others say 55G - I'm confused which one is required. My fish are happy now but don't know if they will be in the future?
Do you know if Petsmart, Petco, or any other source that might sell a 30G long. I've been looking on Craigslist & ebay but no luck there. I didn't see it on either of there websites, do you think it can be ordered?
I just notice you have a ton of tanks, do you have a room dedicated to them? I know that I can add rep points to ya but I can't see it on yours just mine.(that scale thing) Do you know how that works?
Hello, I've merged your posts since they were back to back.
I've been working with Rainbowfish (G. incisus, M. lacustris, M. boesemani, M. splendida splendida, I. werneri) since the summer of 2008.
I live in the Caribbean basin and I've had a hard time acclimating them. I managed to spawn the M lacustris but only one specimen survived. I keep them in heavily planted Perfecto 30Breeder tanks, except for the M splendida splendida that I keep in a 48"L 40gal Community tank.
They require swimming space but they usually hang around a lot together, a true schooling fish, which allows, given sound biological filtration, to step over the line of "overstocking/overcrowding" a tank.
M boesemani I kept for almost two years did great until a terrible accident with CO2 killed over 40 of them; three juveniles survived and are now with M laucstris and G incisus juveniles.
I am expecting 100 young specimens (around 1.5" each) from Jakarta, Indonesia next month. All will go to a Perfecto 30Breeder for at least a full year, when I will need to relocate in order to breed.
This is the best website I have found regarding general Rainbowfish info. There are also a couple of forums dedicated to nothing but Rainbows but this website is a good place to start.
I am currently raising some M. lacustris fry (Turquoise). I got a mop of eggs from a guy in New York and hatched them in a 10G tank. 1 1/2 months later, I have about 30 3/4" - 1 1/4" juvenile rainbows. I have some videos on this site highlighting their weekly progress.
The rainbows are really hardy but don't skimp on water changes and they need open space for swimming. They are also a schooling fish.