List your 'bows!

Discussion in 'Rainbows' started by tjudy, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. tjudy

    tjudy Executive Board Staff Member

    It is always nice to know what the aquarists around you have got, especially when it comes to 'bows... which are hard to find good, quality stock of. Here is my list. Eggs are not a problem... usually. I have fry of several coming up, but I am not trying to raise a lot of them right now.

    Glossolepis pseudoincisus
    Glossolepis dorityi
    Chilatherina fasciatus 'Faowi Village'
    Chilatherina bleheri
    Melanotaenia trifasciata 'Wenlock Creek'
    M. macchulochi 'Skull Creek'
    M. affinis 'Northern BLue'
    M. cf. irianjaya
    M. herbertaxelrodi
    M. goldei
    M. sp. 'Moorehead River'
    M. pygmeae
    Pseudomugil cyanodorsalis
  2. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    M. affinis 10 to 15 fish
    M. lacustris 2 fish 1 1/2 to 2 inches hopefully a pair.
    raised from mops.

    Chilatherina fasciatus 'Faowi Village' obtain in spurts the first 10 from Gary Lange. Then I killed off most of the coloney when a heater malfunction. Added fish to the coloney which I aquired from Ted. Then most recently I purchased Teds bap submission of this species.

    then I have a coloney that I aquired from Ted as he wanted to make space. What were they Ted?

    Melanotaenia catherinae

    and while not a true rainbow I have a single male threadfin and a pair of goo obo gudgeons in 1 ten gallon tank.

    I also have 3 pair of Hypseleotris compressa in another Australian tank.
  3. mlaursen

    mlaursen Well-Known Member

    I have just a few, Getting started though, always looking for blue eyes
    Melanotaenia fluviatilis
    Melanotaenia parkinsonii
    Chilatherina bleheri
    Glossolepsis dorityi
  4. tjudy

    tjudy Executive Board Staff Member

    Melanotaenia catherinae
  5. Sula

    Sula Member

    One of the group I just got from Don - Boesemani, right?

  6. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    I added a trio of Celbres last night. Two females and a male.
  7. JRS

    JRS Member

    I have about 16 boesemani in a 55gal. and a spare turquoise someone gave me.

    I bought this group of boesemani from a LFS as common rainbows. Honest guy that I am, I even told them they are not regular rainbows and asked for an accurate price... they checked, said the price is right and I said I'll take them all.

    Quite a remarkable hardy and voracious fish. One tried eating some fibers of a dying leaf on a radicans sword. I noticed this because it had a few inches trailing out of its vent and a few inches out the mouth and was gaping around the tank. I cut the front fibers off and pulled the rest gently out on the backside. It seemed to be doing ok when placed back in the tank. I lost track of which one it was eventually and if it died, I missed it.
  8. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

  9. Natives2WI

    Natives2WI Well-Known Member

    4 Turquoise Rainbows
    4 Austraillian Rainbows
    1 Boseman Rainbow (the kid at Hoffer's thought it was an Austraillian... Ooops!)
  10. Rick

    Rick Member

    I have noticed that nobody has posted on this site for over a month, so here goes. I have:
    M. tri. wenlock creek (thanks Ted)
    M. sexlineata tabubil
    M. herbertaxelrodi
    M. praecox
    Ps. ivanstoffi
    I have started to get fry from the praecox and tabubil. They are eating paramecium and the larger ones are starting to down live baby brine. Wish me luck.
  11. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Good luck. Let us know when these guys get a little larger. I would like to have more praecox, and the sexlineata would be cool to keep too.
  12. Natives2WI

    Natives2WI Well-Known Member

    I just picked up 5 new rainbows.. too bad I don't know scientific names :lol:
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  13. jokoz

    jokoz New Member

    First post, hello folks.
    I've got a dozen praecox in my 55 gal. Moved them in from the quarantine about two weeks ago.
    I wasn't planning to breed them yet, but I just found some fry in the quarantine tank so I'll try my luck raising them.

  14. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Always great to find little surprises like that.
  15. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    And welcome to our site. Maybe we will see you at a meeting. I know it would be a hike.
  16. tjudy

    tjudy Executive Board Staff Member

    I just picked up a group os Pseudomugil ivantsoffi.
  17. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

  18. Dave

    Dave Moderator Staff Member

    Just Preacox right now.
  19. Roseline17

    Roseline17 Active Member

    I am keeping/raising the following species of Rainbow fish:

    Melanotaenia sp. Aru II (group of 10 adults)

    M. sexlineata tabubil (group of 10 adults and fry)
    M. boesemani (juveniles)

    M. parva (juveniles)
    M. praecox (group of 8 adults and fry)
    M. vanheurni (juveniles)
    M. splendia splendida from Deepwater Creek
    M. australis
    Chilaterina alleni (juveniles)
    Glossolepis dorityi (juveniles)
    Pseudomugil gertrudae Aru II (group of 8 adults and fry)
    P. furcatus (juveniles)

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  20. threedogs

    threedogs New Member

    wow! mine looks wayyy different from all those others pictured!

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