Madagascan Rainbowfish
Behaviour Peaceful, active
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 3
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 7-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi
  • Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi - thumbnail
  • Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi - thumbnail
  • Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi - thumbnail

Madagascan Rainbowfish

Bedotia geayi

This medium sized rainbowfish has a slightly different appearance to the 'traditional' view of rainbowfishes and makes an excellent addition to a lively community, or a rainbowfish community tank. The contrasting and distinctive markings ensure that the fish stands out amongst others. The fish are a grouping species and at least two should be kept in a rainbowfish community, or at least four in a general community. Medium to hard water is preferable, and general good water quality will ensure best health.

Family Bedotiidae (Madagascar Rainbowfishes) | Synonyms Bedotia longianalis, B. tricolor | Other names Madagascar Rainbow Fish, Red-Tailed Silverside | Origin Eastern Madagascar | Breeding Eggs are deposited and attached to plant leaves | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, medium to hard | Natural Habitat Mountain streams & coastal rivers | Sexing Males are better coloured and have a pointed front dorsal, females dorsals are rounded

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