Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Celebes Rainbowfish
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Celebes Rainbow
(Telmatherina ladigesi)
Celebes Rainbow
Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

Quick Stats

Care Level Easy
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-77° F, KH 12-20, pH 7.0-7.5
Max. Size 3"
Origin Indonesia
Family Athterinidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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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 their colors.

The aquarium for this peaceful Rainbow should have plants but also needs large open spaces for swimming. Water conditions should remain stable, as the Celebes is sensitive to changes.

Spawning takes place over moss or the eggs may be laid among plants. After hatching, usually about ten days, fry may be fed prepared live foods or brine shrimp.

Although Celebes Rainbows have large mouths, their throats tend to be narrow. Small pieces of an omnivore diet of prepared flakes, algae, or live foods should be fed.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

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