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Old 09-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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What kind of Rainbow is this?

Hi all. This rainbow came from the Boesemani tank at the LFS, but looks nothing like the other two I have (one male/one female), except for the little bit of yellow on the body. Could it be a hybrid of a boeseman and something like a dwarf neon? Thanks for your opinions.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
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Mine looked a bit like that for a couple of days after I bought it, then the color started to show. I think it could have been stress-related.
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That is not a bosemani... but I have a few of those... can't think of the name to save my life.
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Thanks for the replies. I've had this one for about 2 weeks, so I think any stress-related discoloration would be corrected at this point. Seeing at it looks nothing like either of my other two boesemanis, I guess I have a mystery fish!
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I have one very similar to that one... Mine was advertised at the LFS as an Australian Rainbow...
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You know, I'm thinking mine might be - A Profile of The Desert Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia splendida tatei which looks very similar to yours.
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I would say some version of the "standard" australian rainbow. Most of the fish labeled as australian rainbows are hybrids of multiple strains of M. splendida.
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