Threadfin Rainbows??

Discussion in 'Rainbowfish' started by JamesMcguppy, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. JamesMcguppy

    JamesMcguppyValued MemberMember

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    Does anyone here have any experience with threadfin rainbows? My lfs just got some and I have never seen them before yet I kinda want them now.. If anyone has experience with them can you give me the run down on their temperament, bio load, temperature they like and what kind of tanks they like?
     
  2. SeanyBaggs123

    SeanyBaggs123Well Known MemberMember

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    @Thunder_o_b has kept them

    The rest of the bows I keep thrive in my tank.

    Parameters:
    Ph: 8
    dKh: 4
    DGH: 13
    76*

    Those should be acceptable to most rainbows.
    They are boisterous fish, but peaceful towards most other species.
    Great community fish.
    Moderate bioload
    Should be kept in a minimum group of 5, and females should outnumber males.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    JamesMcguppy

    JamesMcguppyValued MemberMember

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    Thank you :) that gives me a relative idea of what to do now.
     
  4. RobM

    RobMValued MemberMember

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    Iriatherina werneri have tiny mouths and need tiny foods (crushed flaked and bbs) but otherwise have no special needs. Like most other rainbows they can easily adapt to most water parameters so long as they aren't extreme.
     
  5. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

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    With Iriatherina, you want to treat them more like a Blue Eye than a Rainbowfish. Neutral to slightly acid, fairly soft water, and slightly warmer than most Rainbows. 76 would be the low end of the temperature range, try 78-80. As noted, they need small foods. Java Moss to spawn in, though mine placed eggs in the floating Riccia. Fry are extremely difficult to raise.
     
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