Rising stars of the aquarium hobby, rainbowfishes were represented by relatively few species until comparatively rec Read More
Rising stars of the aquarium hobby, rainbowfishes were represented by relatively few species until comparatively recently. They’ve proven to be ideal inhabitants for a wide range of community aquaria, with mature males blossoming from the modestly-coloured youngsters seen in most stores.
They might be larger than most tetras and barbs but all of these species are at their best as a shoal in a planted set up, where males will try to outdo each other in an effort to impress the females. As if these virtues weren’t enough, most rainbows prefer water with appreciable hardness and adapt well to living in tap water.