What Type Of Rainbow???? Help

  1. Ioana Dog

    Ioana Dog Valued Member Member

    I don’t know what these are and I now own 7 and they are happily swimming in a quarantine tank. I got them at petsmart because no other store within an hours drive carries them. I usually go to strictly aquarium stores and one store said they should get them but it could be months (and I’m inpatient). The sign said Australian but I now know the scientific name actually says it’s an eastern rainbow. The pictures of both fish on the internet look very similar and I don’t have a good eye for determining the difference. The web also gives sizes for the eastern rainbow from 4 to 6 inches. If the eastern doesn’t get much bigger than the Australian I’ll keep them. Help!!!! They will go in my 55 gallon that has:
    12 preacox dwarf neon
    6 julii cories (I think they might actually be false julli) (will add more
    6 pepper cory (will add more)

    It las lots of plants, 2 aquaclear 70 filters and 2 sponge filters. It’s 48 inches long, 21 high and 12.5 deep

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  2. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinit Well Known Member Member

    12E85773-B12B-451F-B581-AAAA6D125EE6.png Haven’t seen them in a long time. Here’s a pic of a fully grown one. Yes I also bought them as a Australian rainbow fish. They should be fine with your fish they’re peaceful schoolers. Also they look like small striped bass.
     
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana Dog Valued Member Member

    Thank you. How big do they get?
     
  4. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinit Well Known Member Member

    About 3inches long.
     
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana Dog Valued Member Member

    Phew!
     
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    Ioana Dog

    Ioana Dog Valued Member Member

    Are they actually Australian rainbows or something else?