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Threadfin Rainbow



Picture of Threadfin Rainbow

Photo taken at Wharf Aquatics
Photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Threadfin Rainbow
Scientific name:Iriatherina werneri
Synonyms:(none)
Size:2" (5cm)
Origin:N. Australia and Irian Jaya
Tank setup:Peaceful, well planted tank with gentle water movement.
Compatibility:Species tank or peaceful community tank, do not mix with fin-nippers.
Temperature:23-29oC (73-84oF)
Water chemistry:Fairly soft, slightly acidic (pH 6.0-7.0) preferred.
Feeding:Omnivore: will take flake, which should be supplemented with live and frozen foods.
Sexing:Males have long thread-like extensions on the dorsal and anal fins.
Breeding:Eggs are scattered among fine leaved plants (or spawning mops), and may take 8-12 days to hatch.
Comments: This species is hardier than its delicate appearance suggests, but it should be kept with peaceful companions as it is not as lively and robust as many other rainbows.

 

 

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