Unalome's Rainbow Utopia

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Unalome wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 22:12 pm GH: 16.94 (degrees German)
Their longevity might be a tad short.
WARNING - DO NOT BREED, FEED OR PET THE PUDDLE! :dodgy2:
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Agreed, even if they're tank bred they won't breed successfully above 8dGH.....
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! :D

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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Unalome wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:57 pm I've noticed that 1 of the 5 new Wapoga Rainbows looks very different to the others as it's colour is grey/blue/silver (hadn't noticed in the shop when they bagged them up)... Can anyone help me identify this one if it's perhaps a different colour variation of the Wapoga or a different type of Rainbow all together?

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I think I have finally found out what my rogue 'Wapoga' was... a female Kamaka Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Kamaka)!

Here's a new photo of her in all her glory;

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My red rainbows are starting to really colour up now;

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And finally here is a new photo of the current king of the tank;

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Been a few months since my last update, nothing new to report except that man my rainbows seem like they are growing so slowly! Am I right in saying that Rainbows should reach their full size at around 1 year?

Here is a cool action shot I took yesterday of my dominant male Boesmani stretching his fins...

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I'm going on holiday for a week soon and everyone that I would normally ask to feed the fish while I'm away is joining me on the holiday... I'm sure this topic has been covered a million times over but I just wanted reaffirming that the best thing to do is not feeding my fish for a week? Please someone tell me that my fish will be fine :rofl: any other tips and tricks are also welcome!
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Unalome wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 13:46 pm I'm going on holiday for a week soon and everyone that I would normally ask to feed the fish while I'm away is joining me on the holiday... I'm sure this topic has been covered a million times over but I just wanted reaffirming that the best thing to do is not feeding my fish for a week? Please someone tell me that my fish will be fine :rofl: any other tips and tricks are also welcome!
When are you going? ...only I've got the chips and batter ready. :grin:

Seriously, they'll be fine, just go!
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Unalome wrote: Fri May 17, 2024 13:46 pm I just wanted reaffirming that the best thing to do is not feeding my fish for a week? Please someone tell me that my fish will be fine
They will be just fine. Its scary leaving them the first time but i have never had an issue and wouldnt do it any other way now. :happy:
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I've left mine up to 3 weeks, they'll be fine. :)
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Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
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Thanks for the reassurance guys!
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