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Boesemani Rainbow: a colorful centerpiece for any freshwater home aquarium

The colorful boesemani male has become a favorite among rainbow fans. Starting at the tail, a deep red-orange color grades into an iridescent purple-blue as it get closer to the head. The striking colors can be enhanced by providing a dark substrate, like black pebbles or gravel. A minimum 30 gallon planted tank is recommended to keep a school of one male and 5-6 females, easy to identify by their less colorful bodies. Mixed them with danios, rasboras, gouramis, livebearers and small plecos. On bigger tanks (e.a. 70 gallons) they […] Read more »

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Rainbows colorful fish

This tropical fish is easy to keep in an aquarium amongst other species, and many aquarists like it because it does not uproot or eat plants in your aquarium. Read more »

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Turquoise Rainbow (Melanotaenia lacustris)

Turquoise or Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish have striking colors, with males having an intense blue color, that make for a great centerpiece in the aquarium. Rainbowfish are known for the characteristic large eyes, black or silver band that runs through the middle scale rows, deeply forked mouth, and two dorsal fins. This peaceful fish is a schooling fish that should be housed in a planted aquarium with plenty of swimming room. A gravel substrate will add to a good environment and, if dark enough, may intensify the colors of the fish. All will be happy at a […] Read more »