Rainbowfish

The name Rainbowfish is derived from the amazing iridescent colorations that change when light reflects off of these fish. These hardy, active fish do well with a variety of community fish. A schooling fish, Rainbowfish prefer to be in groups of six or more fish of the same species.

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The Australian Rainbow, also known as the Western Splendid Rainbow, is one of more than five subspecies of Melanotaenia splendida. Rainbowfish are known for their characteristic... [Read more]



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The Axelrodi Rainbow, or Lake Tebera Rainbow, is a peaceful, schooling fish that shows its best colors in sunlight. Rainbowfish are known for their characteristic large eyes, black... [Read more]



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The Boesemani Rainbow creates a colorful centerpiece for any freshwater home aquarium. Males have a beautiful bluish purple head that fades into a gorgeous orange and yellow posterior.... [Read more]



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The Celebes Rainbow is a schooling fish that should be kept with other peaceful fish. The colorful males have an extended second dorsal and anal fin. Natural lighting intensifies... [Read more]



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The Madagascan Rainbow was identified in 1907 and is a member of the Silverside group. Rainbowfish are known for their characteristic large eyes, black or silver band that runs... [Read more]



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The Ornate Rainbow originates within the streams, pools and slackwaters of Australia. There are two strains of this species, red and yellow. The strain that we are offering is... [Read more]



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The Praecox Rainbow, otherwise known as the Dwarf Neon Rainbow, is a peaceful schooling fish. Rainbowfish are known for their characteristic large eyes, black or silver band that... [Read more]



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Pseudomugil Rainbowfish are schooling fish, with the males being larger than the females and having a longer first dorsal fin. Rainbowfish are known for their characteristic large... [Read more]



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One of the most popular Rainbowfish, the Red Irian or Red Rainbow has brightly colored males and silvery females. A male fish, without a female present, may become duller in color.... [Read more]



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The Threadfin or Featherfin Rainbow is one of a few Rainbows in which the males have long threads extending from their dorsal and anal fins. Rainbows are known for their characteristic... [Read more]



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Turquoise or Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish have striking colors, with males having an intense blue color, that make for a great centerpiece in the aquarium. Rainbowfish are known for... [Read more]