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CRIMSON SPOTTED RAINBOW

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CRIMSON SPOTTED RAINBOW

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Beginner
Max Growth Size: 10-11 cm
Temperament: Peaceful, community fish.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 15-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8-7.8
General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

 

Range

Coastal streams of SE Queensland and northern NSW

 

Reproduction

Eggs scattered among plants, usually spawns in morning. First food for fry: Powder foods, Vinegar eels.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous, accepts most standard foods. Avoid beefheart, feed vegetable foods regularly.

 

Additional Comments

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.

 

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Disclaimer : The information provided here is of a general nature only. There are site specific factors that are not addressed here that may also affect the health and well being of your fish, as such Coburg Aquarium will not be held liable for the performance of your fish.