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zoeya 09-10-2013 06:07 PM

Confusing Rainbow fish
Hi thanks for reading. I have 3 Boesemani Rainbow fish in my 175 litre community aquarium, i had 2 females and 1 male.
I have had them for around a year now. When i first had them they would constantly be spawning, the male would chase the females and flash his colours. They would spawn successfully laying lots of eggs. It has been about 3-6 months now that i havn't seen them spawn once, i have tried putting them in their own spawning aquarium with no luck. Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated. :)

Sakura8 09-13-2013 09:20 PM

Hi zoeya and welcome to the forum. It's possible your fish aren't spawning because spawning season is over. Some fish only spawn during certain parts of the year and even though they are in aquariums, they seem to be biologically programmed to only spawn at that time. If the fish are acting healthy otherwise, this could very well be the reason they haven't spawned.

You may want to try separating the male from the females and conditioning each fish with frozen, meaty foods for a week before putting them back together. This may get them to spawn again.

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