Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-29-2004, 07:58 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
Boesemani Rainbowfish

I ordered three of the boesmani rainbows, they came in to the lfs today. They are about three inches long, but the lack the color of the pictures I have seen posted here. They are mostly silver. One has a slight rust color along the back fins. Will there color get better with an improved diet or age? What can be done to help them out in the color field. They look healthy other than that. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 08:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere in the tank
Posts: 528
i know that stress can cause color fluctuations. Once they get settled in your tank and feel comfortable as well as get the proper heating they should perk up. Also, i'm not sure if its the same with rainbows, but my young guppies are getting more colorful as they age.

HTH
__________________

__________________
"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven."

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"
Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978)
Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 08:20 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 577
rainbows definitely get better looking when not stressed and when they get older
__________________
That'll do pig, that'll do
medge00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 08:37 PM   #4
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
This is a perennial problem that often keeps Boesemanis in stores far longer than they would otherwise! Don't be discouraged. With the proper diet and a stress-free environment, *all* Boesemani rainbows relax and allow their color to shine. Admittedly, some strains are more beautiful than others, but I doubt you have three duds there.

Out of interest, how much did you pay for them (if you're ok telling us)? I've seen prices as low as $5 each online, and as high as $17 each in stores, depending on size. I'm sure 3.5-4" fully-grown Boesemanis with fantastic color go for up to $50 (or more) in stores all the time.
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 08:40 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
That's what I was hoping. They just got them in today so they had just been shipped. I have never seen them in person before so it just made me nervous. I am not going to pick them up until next week so hopefully by then they will have calmed down a bit.
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 08:43 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
I am getting them for $8.71 apiece. They special ordered them for me.
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 08:51 PM   #7
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
That's a very good price for them at a store, esp. if they're 3". I got mine for $8.99, and I was psyched! Then again, he also had fantastic color at the store. (I am getting more of them, but I'm strapped for cash with the plecos I'm buying ATM)...
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 09:05 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
I bought a Queen arabesque pleco a month ago and it cost me $25 so I know where the money goes, it could have been more. I am glad it's a good deal, because I have not payed for them yet, and they guy all ways gives me at least a 10% discount, so even better. Thank you so much for the information on them.


By the way yours are beautiful, I was refereing to yours when I was talking about color.
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 09:39 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,787
Send a message via Yahoo to webmoose
My really dominate one colors up almost all the time.. The other 2 color up depending on mood. The last one doesn't really color up so I am hoping it is female.. Even when they are not colored up when they are in the tank from the store they still look great. In my lighting at home they look silvery blue.

I hope they work out as good for you as they have for me. madasafish convinced me on them and I haven't looked back since!!
__________________
58 gallon Community Planted - 4 boesmani / 1 praecox rainbow, 3 giant danios, 1 clown / 1 albino pl*co, 1 bronze / 2 albino cories, cherry barbs, sunset platy's, cardinal tetras

8 Gallon hex - 3 F1 Black Brichardi and fry..("Lamprologus sp. Walter")

10 gallon work tank - Pair of dwarf gourami and 2 cherry barbs / 2 gallon - 4 Fundulopanchax gardneri / 10 gallon - bunch of killitanks

Vote Here for Aquarium Advice
webmoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #10
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
Aww... I'm touched!

Yeah, my Queen Arabesque (1.5" at the time) cost me $25, Ireilly. Great price, really. These guys usually go for well over $30 or $40. I'm bidding on three more right now (3-4" each), and hope to have them next week. I'm trying to breed plecos right now (and I'm working with a Loricariid specialist this summer at the American Museum of Natural History). They're my new obsession, and I think I'll keep this enthusiasm. These guys are a challenge to breed and observe! I like a challenge!
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2004, 11:48 PM   #11
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
I'm especially glad to hear you guys have warmed up to these Boesemanis because I really think they are often underappreciated, esp. on this site (not a blame thing, this is just how it is). These really are some of the most spectacular FW fishes, and their irridescence just doesn't photograph well, so it's tough for ppl to get enthusiastic about them when they're researching them online.

Thanks for listening!
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 09:24 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,787
Send a message via Yahoo to webmoose
I think mine are 2" or so. I look forward to them growing and becoming even more colourful. Good luck with the pleco breeding.. hehe. I bet it would be a challenge.. Its a challenge even to get mine to come out for a visit.
__________________
58 gallon Community Planted - 4 boesmani / 1 praecox rainbow, 3 giant danios, 1 clown / 1 albino pl*co, 1 bronze / 2 albino cories, cherry barbs, sunset platy's, cardinal tetras

8 Gallon hex - 3 F1 Black Brichardi and fry..("Lamprologus sp. Walter")

10 gallon work tank - Pair of dwarf gourami and 2 cherry barbs / 2 gallon - 4 Fundulopanchax gardneri / 10 gallon - bunch of killitanks

Vote Here for Aquarium Advice
webmoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 09:44 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
They are really a pretty fish, I would have never of known from just looking at them in the store. When they are the most stressed. I am gald you have such wonderful ones to share with us.

Here is a picture of my QA. He is a monster, nearly full grown.
(out of a million pictures this is the only one of him.)
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 09:46 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Somewhere in the tank
Posts: 528
he's huge. does he uproot any of your plants?
__________________
"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven."

"Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?"
Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978)
Keeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 10:05 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
No. Well he did move one. That is His corner, (usually darker with more cover). I re-aranged the tank and put a plant in his spot. He went back to his spot and flipped his tail until the plant was floating. Other than that. He leaves things alone.

I will add he is fiercely nocturnal, insanely stubborn, but lets me touch him.
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 10:50 AM   #16
Moderator Emeritus
 
Menagerie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 13,230
Quote:
I will add he is fiercely nocturnal, insanely stubborn, but lets me touch him.
Sounds like a cat I once owned
__________________

Menagerie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 03:58 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
He does kind of remind me of a cat. An evil little cat. He has those eyes. I named him grumpy.
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 05:32 PM   #18
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
What size is he? 4-5 inches?
__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 06:34 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Or
Posts: 347
Send a message via MSN to lreilly
I just broke out the tape measure, and he is a good four inches. If not more, kind of hard to be right on. He has got at least an inch and a half in width in his widest spot.
__________________
lreilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2004, 07:07 PM   #20
AA Team Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 2,303
Send a message via AIM to madasafish
Wow! The three more I'm getting next week should be about that size. That's a great price for a fully-grown QA.
__________________

__________________
MTS is a blessing, not a disease.
madasafish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boesemani

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boesemani Rainbows FSEMTB2 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 12-29-2006 11:31 PM
Boesemani Rainbows fishfairy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 14 08-20-2006 02:09 PM
Boesemani Rainbowfish+Discus=???? Cichlid Discussion 4 07-29-2005 09:41 AM
Boesemani Rainbowfish - Submitted by madasafish madasafish Freshwater & Brackish - Fish or Plant Profiles 13 07-02-2005 12:31 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.