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  1. Some incredible colour and variation in these Crimson spot Rainbowfish in a pond in Chinatown Brisbane
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  3. Hey all, new here. Just wanted to show off my 'New Guinean Rainbowfish' tank. It was a bit cloudy at this stage because of a recent clean and water change. The tank is slightly random but the main focus is the rainbows with 8 Melanotaenia boesemani and 4 Melenataenia lacustris. There is also one ancient Melanotaenia fluviatalis, 6 Rummynose Tetras, 3 Peppermint plecos and 2 Kuhli Loaches which are never seen unless absolutely everything has been removed from the tank. This is my best pic so far of my two largest male boesemani and a video of the tank. Hope you all enjoy.
  4. Hi guys. I have 5 Trifasciata rainbowfish all of which I bought at roughly the same size. 2 have developed skinny heads, one worse than the other. The other three fish are very healthy and growing well length and width. There is no obvious (to me) signs of worms, being no stringy faeces, no discoloured faeces and no change in eating habits. They don't get to eat as much as the other guys because they are smaller but they still have a full stomach after feeding time. There is one black khuli loach in the tank also. I've got some photos here. I was planning on using metro on them but after looking into it I really don't know what I'm doing so I'd like to ask your advice on what product to use. I was also going to do a salt bath but that's not really effective on internal parasites. I'd love your help guys, he's a healthy fish in all aspects other than being thin. He still eats very well so i'm confident a treatment in his food will work well.
  5. A pair of young males wild caught from Teewah Creek Tin Can Bay Im growing a few out in a pond atm and see they also have a red tail and body variation like Searys creek and Snapper creek The 2 here seem to be the most common variant
  6. Any rainbowfish buffs can ID this fish for me please I brought it with some other rainbowfish wasn't sure what this was Thanks mike
  7. Hi all, newbie here but been in fish keeping for a year or three. Started with goldfish on the misguided assumption that they were easy, now that I know how big they grow I re-homed them and went tropical. Anyway, I have a 4' tank with a couple of beacon tetras, some cherry barbs, a bristlenose and I managed to trap some Crimson Spot Rainbows locally (after paying $11 each for some store bought ones that died quite soon after). I'm having trouble with the crimson spots (everything else is very healthy, to the point the cherries are breeding in the community tank). They grow for a while start developing nice colour, but then a little pink spot (looks a bit like fairy floss) appears on the flanks, it grows over a couple of months, then they get thin and die. I also have a couple that have no sign of infection but are extremely thin (noticeable because their heads are massive in comparison). I don't seem to have any water parameter issues (ammonia and nitrite always zero, nitrate kept below 40ppm with fortnightly water changes). Temperature kept at 25 degrees They seem to eat happily, some tiny pellets, some defrosted frozen bloodworm, some flakes and some frozen brine shrimp on a bit of a rotational basis. I've tried quarantining them and adding medication but that doesn't seem to help. I don't know if they're diseased, underfed (or fed the wrong things), or not happy with the water. Also not sure if there's something sharp in the tank they nick themselves on and get infected, but that's a bit of a reach, I doubt it (I checked when I assembled the tank). I can't seem to find out what's going wrong and would appreciate some advice. I haven't had a fish loss (other than the rainbows) for over two years now, so I think I take good care of the tanks. Thank you.
  8. On Facebook I follow the ANGFA site, and today this pooped up on my page. Melanotaeniidae and Pseudomugilidae Some amazing photography and great information here. Great site......
  9. I am wanting to set up a brackish tank with archerfish etc. I am wondering if any rainbow fish can also work in this mix? notice all of the fish i have chosen tend to be black and white so would love to add a little bit of colour. I know there is no official brackish rainbowfish but can any tolerate/ thrive in salty water? cheers in advance
  10. Have updated my webpage Please feel free to have a look and comment or find spelling misstakes etc Petes Native Rainbowfish Aquariums and Frog Ponds
  11. Very popular thread over on AL and with VERY good reason. This is an incredible resource for rainbowfish keepers. Have a look, and if you fall in love........ try to find a hard copy! it has even more content than this PDF.
  12. Okay its an image from but its my desktop background atmIn full flight I still reckon our local Brisbane rainbowfish is as good if not better than alot of other popular rainbowfish
  13. Hey guys, new to this website! It looks awesome so far . Would like any information at all in regards to catching Rainbowfish in the Ipswich region (Brisbane). I am willing to travel 30 minutes around Ipswich as long as there are Rainbowfish :D Would rather catch these stunning fish rather than buying due to two reasons - 1. Obviously the cost! 2. Appreciating the fish more and know their origin! I have all apparatus to catch these - cast net and bait net - and would love some areas to catch them! Pm if you wouldn't like to reveal your secrets on here! Thank you very much guys, can't wait to hear some responses! Fishboy28
  14. hi recently created a rainbowfish group on facebook for anyone who is interesed in joining. cheers https://www.facebook.com/groups/1441449619431718/
  15. My breeders are tough to photograph, and I just keep persevering taking the opportunity when time permits. Young available soon!
  16. I was with the gf today visiting Mt Tambourine and came across this beautiful rainbowfish display at the Skywalk Eco centre so took some quick snaps. Good mix of australis, trifasciatas, herbertaxelrodi, splendida & large empire gudgeons. Enjoy
  17. What are your experiences with the dwarf neon rainbowfish? Contemplating then in my stock plans. Are they always colourful or is it just a morning display then back to a plain silvery colour? Thankyou
  18. My indoor display tank which has Australian native species from around southeast and central Queensland. Video from inside and outside the tank. We catch fish locally and breed them to give away and to stock our display tanks. Eastern Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia splendida splendida Crimson-spotted Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia duboulayi Ornate Rainbowfish - Rhadinocentrus ornatus Pacific Blue eye - Pseudomugil signifier Empire Gudgeon - Hypseleotris compressa Firetail Gudgeon - Hypseleotris galii Glassfish - Ambassis agassizii and Ambassis marianus Flyspecked Hardyhead - Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum and a mullet - Mugilidae ? .... and 3 peppermint bn but never seem to see them when the lights on, they love that huge log There is also a few Papua new guinea Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia lacustris growing out until its warm enough for them to go in a pond to breed.
  19. In pond underwater camera test of Canon Power Shot D20 Finally bought a new waterproof camera and took the el cheapo back So have been testing in out in my ponds and fishtank Results are ok so far, still testing out all the functions. enjoy
  20. Off to Cape York to do some fishing in a couple of weeks and was thinking of bringing home some rainbowfish. Was going to use 20l buckets with aerators and add salt and methylene blue. Has anyone here done this with a high success rate and how did you do it? Have plenty of places to go too as I used to live up there. Trip back home will take 3 days maybe 4 and have transported larger natives in 200l and 300l eskies before with no probs. Open to advice and what are your ideas?
  21. hey all just wondering if anyone is familiar with the rainbow fish family? and if so if you could tell what it is from a photo? i will post a photo soon
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