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Rainbowfish Aquarium Rainbowfish Species > Quick Stats
Food: Rainbowfish especially enjoy live foods, and should be fed a diet based mostly on meaty foods.Rainbowfish in the wild are foragers: they feed on Algae, higher plants, small crustaceans, aquatic insects, terrestrial insects, tadpoles and the occasional small fish.
Breeding: The easy ones are easy and cheap.
Tank Conditions: They adapt to a wide range of water chemistry.

This site was created to get straight to the point. Below are some tips on keeping Aquarium Rainbowfish. Send any additional information or questions to Ask An Expert

These hardy, active fish do well with a variety of community fish. Good Tank Mates for Rainbows are: All Danios, all Barbs, one Red Tail Shark or one Rainbow Shark, a school of Bala Sharks. Rainbows are often seen in aquariums with livebearers such as Platies, Mollies, and Swordtails, also Armored Corydoras Catfish and a Plecostomus Catfish.

Aquarium Rainbowfish Species: Key Points, Tips & Tricks - Rainbow Fish Q/A

  1. Rainbowfish are aquarium favorites, especially among beginners and\or community tank keepers.
  2. They are lively, active swimmers and therefore require plenty of swimming space in the aquarium.
  3. Rainbowfish are small, extremely colorful fish that adapt well to a variety of water conditions
  4. In earlier days of the aquarium hobby, rainbowfishes were known as sunfish. When exactly this group was called rainbowfish nobody really knows.

Aquarium Rainbowfish Species: DO'S - Rainbow Fish Q/A

  1. A schooling fish, Rainbowfish prefer to be in groups of six or more fish of the same species.

Aquarium Rainbowfish Species: DONT'S - Rainbow Fish Q/A

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Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Aquarium Rainbowfish experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to Ask An Expert If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.

References/Further Reading

Vierke, J. 1986 Vierke's Aquarium Book. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 352 pp.

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