HI Denise ime sorry to hear about your rainbow ,maybe you should get some Red rainbows like mine,ive got 3 males but this one is brighter than the others ,I got them from my LFS which is relay lucky because I live on a small island and the choice of fish is very limited .
HI Dan I have replayed to your post in breeding good luck again .I bet you are loving the cricket at the moment . :'(
HI RoboDude they do have funny stick out noses, but when you put in live food you soon see why they are shaped like that ,they are amazing predators.
HI jay,you can get some Reds from www. aquabid.com .But they will grow to 6 inches and they need to have at least a 4 foot tank, because you will have to have at least 4 to make them happy .Ive got 3 Reds and 4 BoesmanI so they all mix together nice where they both come from the same area.My tank is 46 UK gallon,and I want a 6foot-2feet-2feet which is about 175 UK gallons for the rainbows my 3 clown loaches and sailfin pleco, and more rainbows .So think big tank its all ways best if you can .Cheers boff
When I got them I dint know what sex they were ,I thought I would wait to see which ones went red (males) or if they went olive green (females) .But they were all males, I would have to get 6 females and I have not got the room for them at the moment .Mine don't fight so I think its better to have all males rather that the wrong mix of males and remales but I might be wrong .
When I got mine they were silverish in colour and about 1.5" long ,but I was not long before they starting showing there red colour.I don't know about choosing the sex of them on line ,have you seen some them if so what size do they say they are .You might be able to give them an email and ask them for the sex you want. Can your LFS get any for you,it would save you the postage which is more expencive than the fish .boff.
they really are very pretty fish, and you say they get to 6''? that is big, id like to get some, ill have to source them in the country, haven't seen any where ive been. what sort of water conditions do they like and what are suitable tank mates? they not going to eat anything and everything are they? ive got oscars they are real pigs!
HI kerryve ,they can grow to 6" but where they have a small throat you can get away with most fish as tank mates because they are not aggressive ,I would not trust them with neon tetras or fish of that size because they love live food .They like soft water but will tolerate hard water my PH is 7.2 and they seem to like it , if you can have the temp up to 85F the red colour is brighter.I would say get at least 4 or get some other rainbows of similar size to shoal with.Good luck with finding some .boff