I was able to get a nice collection of different Rainbows (they are in QT and now have Ick that is not the fun part)
here is a copied text from "What did you do to your tank today" thread in AOT
Crazy fun fish auction today
Long list and I had to set up the 46G bowfront to QT all the fish in the tank, lol.
3 Emperor tetras to go with my other 3 (in 72G), QT in the 12G edit: found out after they calmed down and colored up, they are Black Emperor Tetras, hoping they still school together. So pale in the bag, couldn't tell they were the black ones. Pretty fish though.
2 F Melanotaenia sexlineata From Gary Lange so I think it is 'Tabubils', in 12G
Rest in 46G
4 Turquoise Rainbow Melanotaenia lacustris (at lease 2 F labeled as such, and I am pretty sure the other two from the mixed bag were Turquoise (they are males though for sure)
3 Madagascan Rainbow Bedotia gaeyi - 2 were supposed to be a pair, though the 3rd was from a mixed bag and I don't know yet.
Pair Melanotaenia parkinsoni Orange Rainbowfish - Old variety
2 unknown Rainbows mixed bag
Trio Melanotaenia goldiei from Gary Lange I think "Dekai" Will need to check that out.
Lucked out here...tried to by 4 for $45 but the person I was bidding against said she would pay anything so I bowed out. Then at the end of the auction, another guy bought a bag of 4, I bowed out as my budget was already stretched, then he ended up saying he would give me a pair for half what he paid - $25 , then he said $10 and gave me the other female too! So happy and thankful for the bonus.
Hard to see most of these young fish's colors. The two Turquoise blue green males were pretty bright in the bag even, from the top looking down - pretty colorful and very promising, they were in the mixed bag.
Got a Finnex 21 LED
clip light for $8
Dwarf hair grass gel pack/tissue culture
2 Bags of Guppygrass
12" Ruffled Sword
Huge moss ball, baseball size for $8 from donor Florida Aquatic Nursery.
4 Huge Americana Giant Vals
2 pots of Micro Sword
Some interesting ceramic fence - not too sure why I bought it but it seemed to call my name, lol
I didnt buy these but;
One of the crazy good deals of the night was a 5-6" pot size, potted Giant Amazon Sword mother plant with 2 - 2 foot long runners with babies for $8!!!
And the best deal was a huge Madagascar Lace plant with about 20 leaves and it went for $12 It was a crazy amazing good deal! Felt I wouldn't have enought light for it to survive and the guy next to me wanted it and he offered maybe a start if it took off.
I tried 3 times to get Pygmy Sunfish but they went for too much for my budget.
Looks like all fish made it into my QT tanks alive.
Auction went for 8 hours - longer if you include the line to get checked out.