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post #1 of 4 Old 03-01-2012, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
Cool Beautiful Rainbow Fish

I"ve been looking at this fish to go with angels I plan on getting. Has anyone had any experience housing these fish? They are beautiful

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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A beautiful fish, but not one recommended for a community aquarium. Best kept on its own in a small tank [more below].

It is very short lived, 7-12 months in an aquarium. In its habitat in Africa it is an annual fish.

This fish is highly prone to a parasitic disease called Velvet. I have twice battled Velvet, and lost fish both times; it is similar to ich but much, much worse. Most recomend adding some salt to the tank to help prevent this, but this is not going to suit your angelfish.


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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Awwww =/ o well. A beautiful fish none the less,
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-01-2012, 03:56 PM
yes I have had these fish in my tank and they sadly did not last very long :( they are not very quick to eat and will only really eat like blood worms and brine shrimps , mine would also always stay in the middle of a plant or in a small cave
they didn't look sick but i had a very hard time to feed them with my black ruby barbs around even with a thing to go and put the food in front of there mouths they would have time to eat one shrimp and the black rubys would eat everything els....
ps : they are also name bleufin notho killifish!

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