Madagascan Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Bedotia Madagascarensis
Madagascan Rainbowfish
Behaviour Peaceful, active
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 8
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 7-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi
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  • Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi - thumbnail
  • Madagascan Rainbowfish Bedotia geayi - thumbnail

Madagascan Rainbowfish (Bedotia Madagascarensis)

Madagascan Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Learn all about the Madagascan Rainbowfish's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Madagascan Rainbowfish is the right fish for your aquarium.

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 four should be kept in a rainbowfish community, or at least eight in a more general community. Medium to hard water is preferable, and general good water quality will ensure best health.

Madagascan Rainbowfish Facts

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

Madagascan Rainbowfish Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Madagascan Rainbowfish information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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