Madagascan Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Bedotia geayi
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
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Madagascan Rainbowfish (Bedotia geayi)

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 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.

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

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