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Old 03-29-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Do rainbows breed?

Hi well i have 4 turquoise 1 Iranian red 2 Melanotaenia australis, and 2 Boesemani rainbow fish. And i was wondering if they breed in captivity. I found some fry in my sump and they look a little like the rainbows but i am not sure. If you can, can you also post pics of rainbow fry.
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Rainbows spawn regularly if well fed IME. Eggs and fry are tiny, and slow-growing.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:00 AM   #3
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Rainbows aren't terribly hard to breed. I bred Praecox rainbows by accident. I threw some plants from my 29g where the rainbows were into my 20L and found a fry that didn't look like a guppy. My wife named him Weirdo and he turned out to be a male Praecox. Must have been some eggs on those plants.
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Ahh ok because i have read that they do not breed in captivity and if they do the fry do not live very long but i have about 10-15 in my sump that are about 1 inch long.
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I was looking for some Praecox rainbows at a fish swap last Sunday and the seller told me he didn't have any at the show, but he had a couple hundred fry that would be ready for the fall swap. With all his species, he said that he has several thousand rainbow fry.
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