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Some Of My Local Rainbow Fish

Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by Baccus, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. Baccus

    Baccus We are not born just so we can die
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    I caught these guys a while ago as tiny little fellas that have now grown to impressive sizes, their subtle colours still blow me away when you catch them in just the right light at a good angle.
     
    They are most likely Melanotaenia splendida
     
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    If they get any bigger I suspect the 4ft tank will no longer be big enough and they will have to go down to the 1000L pond.

     
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    That is awesome. You are so lucky to have rainbows practically in your backyard.
     
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    up that comment ^, also endlers mix with rainbows probably look super duper pretty!
     
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    Would you ship these guys out? Wild caught rainbowfish would be very cool in a tank.
     
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    These look exactly like my rainbow, who I've been struggling to identify! Lovely fish. :)
     
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    No I would not ship any wild caught native fish over seas, my government would most likely take a very dim view of if.
     
     
     
    M. splendida is quite common largely I think because they have such as large range in the wild. I have no idea however just how wide spread they would be overseas in the hobby, I do know however that most the of the rainbow fish readily hybridise and almost every creek system has its own subtle variations.
     
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