Rainbowfish - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 06-08-2009, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
Arrow Rainbowfish

Hello. I have been searching around looking for fish to put in a 55 gallon tank i may have spare soon. I was looking into rainbowfish and found a few i liked. I was wondering what rainbows i could fit in a 55 and what they would get along with. The two i found that stick out are the:

Pseudomugil furcatus

(or these, not sure)


Gertrude's Rainbowfish

Are the first and second pic the same fish? If not, what is the second one? I am interested in these two or three fish, what can you tell me about what they get along with and how to care for them? Do you suggest any other rainbows? I know there are a ton out there. Interested in other peoples ideas on what to put in a 55.
yippee is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 06-09-2009, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
Nobody knows anything about these guys?
yippee is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-09-2009, 08:33 AM
Twistersmom's Avatar
I think the one in the first picture is a celebis rainbow. Not sure about the others.
I have bosemans and parkinsons rainbows. They get a little large for a 55, I would stick with the smaller ones.
As far as I know, all rainbows are peaceful community fish, best kept in groups.
I think they say to have either all males or two-three females for every male.
Twistersmom is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 06-13-2009, 07:23 AM
New Member
Pseudomugil furcatus and P. gertrudae are tiny fish and you could have a large school in a 55. Rainbowfish are social and easy to keep from all reports I've heard. The only reports of aggression that I know of was one report from someone who had Melanotaenia duboulayi. I have also heard that M. praecox has become weak because of the breeders trying to breed it smaller.

Also be careful not to buy crossbreeds or allow crossbreeding in your tank. The offspring lose their beautiful colours if you do that.

Here are a couple of sites that should give you more info on rainbowfish than you know what to do with.

Home of the Rainbowfish


The second one is just a forum, but there are several people on it who really know their stuff when it comes to rainbowfish.
Carla is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rainbowfish has dropsy fishkid Tropical Fish Diseases 1 03-18-2009 10:20 PM
Aggressive Rainbowfish? InsaneoMan Freshwater and Tropical Fish 12 11-17-2008 12:19 AM
Rainbowfish Chrisseh Freshwater Journals 8 10-15-2008 08:48 PM
Rainbowfish shawnstve Cyprinids and Atherinids 5 06-04-2008 11:16 AM
Rainbowfish Lupin Cyprinids and Atherinids 0 08-06-2006 11:06 PM

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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome