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Old 01-08-2006, 03:26 AM   #1
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Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish / Melonataenia Praecox

Just came back from a trip to my lfs in which I aquired four Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish aka Melonataenia Praecox! They are juveniles: 2 males and 2 females. The males have red finnage whilst the females have yellow finnage. They were AU$8 each and I had to buy them myself this time.

Here are some web pictures seeing as the fish are hyperactive and wouldnt sit still for a digi photo.

Here is what they look like now
http://www.thetropicaltank.co.uk/Fis...s/rbwneon1.jpg

Here is what they will grow up to be
http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/img/praecox2.jpg

Oh and whilst I was there I ordered myself 2 sparkling gourami (as referred to in the forgotten fish post) due for pickup next week *blinks with glee*
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My first rainbowfish experience, if you can advise me of any care tips (feeding, social etc) that would be very excellent. . They seem to like to chase the tetras...
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they are fairly timid around other fish, so if they are in with fish that like to "check out" their competition for food, thy may be shy for quite a while.

Other then that, they are fairly easy to care for. Nice looking fish!
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very nice looking fish! what size tank are they in?
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24g hope that won't be a problem
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:18 PM   #6
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beautiful! Rainbowfish are my favorite kind of freshwater fish. You're inspiring me to to start up a freshwater rainbowfish species tank. Thanks for sharing!
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glad to hear, actually they are rather bossy and tons of fun to watch
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Old 01-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #8
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Those are my favorite Rainbows and on my stocking list!

Best of luck!
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