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Old 12-01-2011, 09:22 PM   #1
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Some pics of my new fish!

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American flag fish meets Betta.

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What I thought was a furcata rainbow, but now not so sure.



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Old 12-01-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Groovy pics there Holly!!


For real... Beautiful fish!! I wanna do a beta tank soon.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:27 PM   #3
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Awesome fish, nice choices!
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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Wow nice fish!! What kind of plecoptera? Pleco.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:38 PM   #5
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Is that two puffer fish with the beta?
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:25 AM   #6
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Groovy pics there Holly!!
For real... Beautiful fish!! I wanna do a beta tank soon.
Thanks Chief!

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Wow nice fish!! What kind of plecoptera? Pleco.
He's an albino bristlenose. Thanks.

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Is that two puffer fish with the beta?
No, they're American Flag Fish. But they are kinda fat aren't they?
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:27 AM   #7
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Awesome pics holly!

That looks like a furcata rainbow. It could be another one though. Do you have a full side pic? How big of a school do you have it in?
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:44 AM   #8
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Here's one. The fins look different from all the pics I've found online. The eyes were blue at the LFS, I think. But these fish were all in an enormous tank with several species mixed. The eyes haven't looked blue since I got them home. Not sure if it's my light or what. So far I have 3 of these. Planning to get 3 more if they need buddies.
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Old 12-02-2011, 01:56 AM   #9
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One looks like a furcata rainbow, if not some other similar one, but the second one is definitely not. That's a threadfin rainbow. Both need some good-sized schools but do fine in a minimum of 20 Gallons. How big of a tank do you have them in?
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:54 AM   #10
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Yeah, I have 3 threadfins. I plan to add more this weekend. But the Furcata fins don't look like the ones on google. Any idea why their eyes are green? They're in a 45 gallon.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:19 AM   #11
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I'm not sure. You could have a different rainbow entirely. Perhaps
this? But it still doesn't have the green eyes. Wait a week or two and see if there's any change in color.
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Ok, will do.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:54 AM   #13
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You have a celebes rainbow, Telmatherina ladigesi. These are beautiful fish and should do fine with your threadfins.

On a side note, I would suggest keeping a watchful eye on those flagfish. I have seen some pretty aggressive specimens and I worry that the betta wouldn't stand a chance.
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The rainbows are really beautiful.....
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Pretty rainbows! Are they peaceful? This Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Assorted Pseudomugil Rainbow is the one I saw that looks similar and I love it but it says aggressive....
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Pseudomugil is an entirely different genus. I have seen that link before and I have no idea why they would call these fish aggressive. I've kept P furcatus and gertrudae for a few years and it has just not been my experience at all.
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Nice fish! Keeping flagfish with a betta is risky. Killies sometimes get pretty nasty with long finned slow moving fish. Threadfins seem a little delicate to be mixed with them as well, but they may be able to stay off their radar. It's possible they will need seperated so I would be prepared for that just in case.
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Thanks for all the info everybody! I will keep an eye out for aggression problems. So far everybody seems to be getting along. The tank has lots of hiding spaces and plants.

Severum Mamma, should my rainbows have blue eyes?

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Hholly, the fish that are commonly referred to as "blue eyes" are the Pseudomugils, like gertrudae, signifer, furcatus. Your fish is in a different genus and to my knowledge would not be considered a blue eye. Your celebes rainbow in the photos looks completely normal to me. Your fish will color up more when they get settled down. You can expect them to show some nice blue/green on the body and yellow on the fins. It looks like yours have some maturing to do as well so you can expect the finnage to improve with age. Just wait until you see them displaying for one another (same with the threadfins, BTW). It would be good to add a few more as long as you have room.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:58 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the great info. It's good to know what I actually have.
The pet store told me they were Pseudomugils and rang them up that way. I know I saw some blue eyes in that big tank. I guess the guy got them mixed up. Oh well.
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