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post #1 of 3 Old 07-24-2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Australian Rainbow--what type?

Got this fish today. Is this Splendida Australis? He's the second one down in third pic, and bottom fish on second pic. Also, can anyone sex this fish? It's nearly 3" long.

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10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-29-2013, 04:48 PM
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Rocky, soooooo pretty! I can't give you an answer, but had to drool all over these gorgeous pics! I'm sure someone will be by soon who can help - GOSH they're ALL so pretty!!! Congratulations on the new baby!
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-29-2013, 07:29 PM
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Asked for input from an experienced veteran for ya:

Originally Posted by dave56
I think I see a little red in the tail, and fins.
So I am going to guess Melanotaenia Splendida Splendida. With out knowing more info, that is just an educated guess. My gut tells me it's a Splendida X ? cross. Very few Splendida pure stock left around. Especially from LFS. They get their stock from wholesalers, who get it from Fla. fish farms or from the far east.
Best I can do kiddo!!
Hope that helps!
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