View Full Version : a couple more pics of the rainbows

12-22-2009, 12:44 AM
hey guys. just tried taking some pictures yesterday night and ended up with a couple ok ones.

first up is my favorite fish and oldest rainbow, my male M. lacustris.
this picture makes the hump look slightly bigger than it is, but he's getting quite deep bodied:shappy:

trying to get a good picture of the rainbow, the little bluefin killies are always trying to come out in the pictures. this guy is so small (about the size of a cardinal tetra) that he makes the rainbow look bigger than it is!

my second oldest rainbow, of my male M. boesemanis. he's not quite as deepbodied as the lacustris, but about the same age:

12-22-2009, 12:45 AM
and two of the young'ns...first up M. lacustris female. i picked it out from the shop too young, hoping for a male. ended up with a female. oh well, she's pretty:ssmile:

and one of my male M. praecox:

hope you enjoyed the pictures:11:

12-22-2009, 12:49 AM
Some nice lookin fish! I've always liked Rainbows.

12-22-2009, 12:56 AM
Beautiful fish! Very nice photos.

12-22-2009, 01:19 AM
And THAT'S why I have a tankfull of em myself! Great looking rainbows! thumbs2:

J Pribb
12-22-2009, 09:54 PM
Great pics.

Not to thread jack, but,,,what substrate are you using, if you dont mind

12-22-2009, 11:18 PM
it's about 80% Eco-Complete and 20% regular black gravel, although all you're seeing in the pictures is the eco-complete, the regular gravel is under it.
when you first put it in, it's very fine sand at the top. a couple of weeks later you end up with the sand in the bottom and the rocks (how it is now) at the top:22:

12-23-2009, 05:18 PM
Really nice looking rainbows!

04-07-2010, 12:47 AM
Great looking rainbows!! The female and the last male are my favorites.

04-07-2010, 12:50 AM
Those are beautiful fish! The pictures are stunning!!

04-07-2010, 12:54 AM
Nice looking fish, and good job with the pics!!!

Lady Hobbs
04-07-2010, 12:12 PM
Great looking fish. I picked up 4 turquoise last Saturday that I hope are 2F/2M. From appearances so far, they are, so will spawn them in a month or so if all works out. Third time I've had the turquoise but "accidents" seem to always happen to them.

04-07-2010, 03:26 PM
I'm thinking rainbows have won my heart over. :1luvu:

My new favorite MUST HAVE ONE DAY fish. :18:

04-08-2010, 01:06 AM
wow you guys brought this thread back. those pictures are several months old. the fish now look even better. i've just been lazy and had a hectic time, so no new pictures(blush)

i'm going to be showing the Turquoise pair in a couple of a weeks at my club's fish expo. might get some pictures/video then.

04-11-2010, 09:13 PM
Great looking fish!