Coastal streams of SE Queensland and northern NSW
Eggs scattered among plants, usually spawns in morning. First food for fry: Powder foods, Vinegar eels.
Omnivorous, accepts most standard foods. Avoid beefheart, feed vegetable foods regularly.
The Crimson Spotted Rainbow was the first Australian fish to be kept by overseas fish hobbyists and is still popular today. This species tolerates cooler temperatures than most Rainbows, and is useful for mosquito control in garden ponds where water temperatures are usually at least 15C. Hardy and easy to care for.