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BiGBlak
03-06-2011, 09:30 PM
bought two of these rainbows yesterday and cant seem to ID them nothing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqxQlIbH9EI&feature=channel_video_title

Abbeys_Mom
03-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Boeseman's Rainbowfish or Bicolor Rainbow
same fish, 2 names

Oops! you meant the ones with the stripes!

Abbeys_Mom
03-06-2011, 10:28 PM
The striped ones look like Banded Rainbows.

Lady Hobbs
03-07-2011, 12:31 AM
My first thought was female boesemani but now not sure at all. And my favorite rainbow site that identifies them all has a dead link.

I wonder if it's an Australian splendid but not all the way into color yet. They act very nuts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/carolo/My%20Fish/splendia.jpg

BiGBlak
03-07-2011, 12:50 AM
My first thought was female boesemani but now not sure at all. And my favorite rainbow site that identifies them all has a dead link.

I wonder if it's an Australian splendid but not all the way into color yet. They act very nuts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/carolo/My%20Fish/splendia.jpg
Is that yours ? im thinkning it may be one of those ! they did seem kind of dull at the LFS and have not really changed much in my tank. I got them because i seem the one in you pic at a dentist office and knew he wasnt a boe and when i was looking at the rainbows at the lfs those where the only two that looked like that so i got them. hopefully when i re enter my driftwood and plant the tank their colors will come out like that . Those stripes on the tail are exactly who they look on mine not too sure if you can see it in the vid.

Lady Hobbs
03-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Common on the market. Check the Australian in this link. Colored more like yours.

http://www.tropicalfishandaquariums.com/Rainbowfish/index.asp

Crawdaddy8
03-09-2011, 04:41 AM
my guess is a Trifasciata green phase Rainbow.

Lady Hobbs
03-09-2011, 01:36 PM
I don't think so. The Trifasciata has a black band running down his side and a definite greenish coloration. (Banded rainbow)

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/rainbowfish/banded.php

I saw the Australian at PetSmart yesterday. Same thing as the OP's.

Crawdaddy8
03-10-2011, 03:56 AM
the species to which I am referring is a completely different form of trifasciata. It is very akin to the australian rainbow. The one you list is a Goyder River rainbow, I believe. But, I may be wrong..... I'm dying to know myself, now.:18:

Dimme13
05-15-2011, 05:26 AM
Looks like a Male Yellow (Axelrodi) Rainbow