Tank of the Month!
- Jun 15, 2009
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- East Yorks
Thats interesting, I've always seen shops selling Rainbows in pairs and thought it was odd. Are they not true schooling fish?Not sure what you mean?
All Melanotaenia rainbowfish can be kept together and you can have a couple of this and a couple of that. They will all hang out together. The main thing is to try and keep similar sized species.
eg: have a couple of prs of M. boesemani and a couple of prs of Kamaka, or more if you like. The male boesemani will be able to dsiplay to each other and the male kamakas will display to each other. They will probably display to the boesemani too.
I prefer limestone for Synodontis from Lake Tanganyika. Anything that is sharp or rough could be an injury waiting to happen.
What I meant by the colours are female nicaraguans look like this with blue heads and yellow bodies (male bottom, female top in this pic)
And Bosemani look the same with blue heads and yellow bodies
Then Turquoise Rainbows are all blue but males get the yellow stripe on their head line this.
I thought it would be cool to echo the similar patterns of these fish in the same tank
Good note on the Lava Rock it is quite commonly used but will have a look, I just quite like the fact Lake Nicaragua is a volcanic crater lake and this would be a nod back to that. I'd love to do a biotope but you just dont get non-cichlid or livebearer fish that are suitable for most tanks and they dont get imported.