Celebes Rainbow
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 6cm
Max size 8cm
Tank Area Middle, top
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 4
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, dried, live foods
pH Range 6.5-8.5
Hardness s,m,h,vh
Celebes Rainbow Marosatherina ladigesi
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  • Male Celebes Rainbow Marosatherina ladigesi - thumbnail
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Celebes Rainbow

Marosatherina ladigesi

The Celebes Rainbow is an attractive little fish for suitable community aquariums. The fish sports extended fins, notably on males, which give it an unusual movement and appearance in the aquarium. Celebes rainbows should be kept in groups in aquariums with planted areas and some surface cover. Whilst their natural waters are not overly hard, like many rainbowfish they will adapt and do well in hard water. Changing from hard to soft water can be more difficult and should be done over a longer period. The fish can be sensitive to other water perameters so good water quality is essential. Some sources suggest adding salt to the aquarium for these fish. Although this is not a requirement, it does indicate the Celebes can be kept in mildly brackish water. Allowing morning and evening light to reach the aquarium can improve health and encourage spawning activity.

Family Telmatherinidae (Sailfin silversides) | Synonyms Telmatherina ladigesi | Other names Celebes Sailfish | Origin Asia; Indonesia; Sulawesi (Sulawesi - Celebes) | Breeding Egg layer, spawns amongst vegetation. | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, soft to medium | Natural Habitat Slow moving waters | Sexing Males are more strikingly coloured and have extended dorsal and anal fins.

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