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WhistlingBadger
02-11-2012, 03:30 AM
Supposedly a newly discovered species of rainbow. I might have to try to find some next time I'm in Papua. (ha ha ha)

http://www.fxdirectory.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/New-fish-species-rainbow-multicolor.jpeg

Here's the website. It's rather strangely written and oddly lacking in details, so I'm not sure how much credence to give it. Hope it's true, though, and if it is, I hope they are harvested responsibly and not eradicated--those are some lovely fish.

http://www.fxdirectory.info/new-fish-species-rainbow-multicolor-545.htm

nikelodeon79
02-11-2012, 03:35 AM
I didn't see a date on the article... Wonder how old it is and whether some of these fish could've found their way into the aquarium trade already... They look a bit like Fishing Phil's mystery rainbows!

MLBfan
02-11-2012, 03:36 AM
--those are some lovely fish.

I agree:ssmile:

WhistlingBadger
02-11-2012, 03:39 AM
I didn't see a date on the article... Wonder how old it is and whether some of these fish could've found their way into the aquarium trade already... They look a bit like Fishing Phil's mystery rainbows!

I wondered about the age of the article, too. I also wondered if someone around here would have seen them before. I'd like to know what they're called and if they're available. Amazing colors.

[Gollum voice] I wantsssss it...[/Gollum voice]

MLBfan
02-11-2012, 03:41 AM
I did a google search by date (http://www.google.com/search?q=New+fish+species+rainbow+multicolor+fresh water+fish+highly+sought+by+aquarium+have+been+dis covered+in+Indonesia%2C+announced+a+Franco-Indonesian+researc&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=New+fish+species+rainbow+multicolor+freshwater +fish+highly+sought+by+aquarium+have+been+discover ed+in+Indonesia,+announced+a+Franco-Indonesian+researc&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=IaP&tbo=1&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnt&tbs=qdr:y&sa=X&ei=D-M1T7KwJsKrgwf30uTnBQ&ved=0CA4QpwUoBQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=b4123176c7597137&biw=1512&bih=750), it came up as Dec 26th, 2011

Edit: Not sure if that means anything though. :shappy:

nikelodeon79
02-11-2012, 03:51 AM
I've also been doing some googling and it looks like some rainbow forums have posts regarding the discovery of a new species, Melanotaenia salawati, in early December of 2011.

ElizabethJKR
02-11-2012, 03:54 AM
Those are some gorgeous fish. I wonder what the tank requirements are for these guys.

WhistlingBadger
02-11-2012, 04:32 AM
I think they're Melanotaenia duboulayi, at least, if this (http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Duboulay.htm)website is correct. But that would mean the other one is incorrect...Ah, the joys of rainbowfish identification. Anyway, if this is them, there's a lot of color variation, which is no surprise.

So, I just did a google search (https://www.google.com/search?q=Melanotaenia+duboulayi&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=vGQ&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&ei=Yu01T7LmNoPqtge3upmZAg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=1&ved=0CDEQ_AUoAA&biw=1440&bih=762) on Melanotaenia duboulayi. Here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanotaenia_duboulayi)'s the wiki. Lots of other articles about them. Looks like common names are Eastern Rainbow fish, Crimson spotted rainbow fish, and Duboulay's rainbow fish. Looks like they've been in aquariums for quite a long time. I wonder why they aren't better known.

Tom

Fishin Phil
02-11-2012, 06:55 AM
As much as I hope that's what my mystery rainbows turn out to be, I doubt it. Those are some gorgeous fish, thanks for sharing!

WhistlingBadger
02-11-2012, 05:19 PM
You're welcome! I suspect the original website I posted was just reporting on a new species, but they didn't have a picture of it, so they put up a picture of a different species.

I'm going to see my LFS owner tomorrow and see if she can get dubouliyi. I'll let you all know if I get any. :D

Tom

CosmicStar
06-17-2012, 06:31 PM
Supposedly a newly discovered species of rainbow. I might have to try to find some next time I'm in Papua. (ha ha ha)

http://www.fxdirectory.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/New-fish-species-rainbow-multicolor.jpeg

Here's the website. It's rather strangely written and oddly lacking in details, so I'm not sure how much credence to give it. Hope it's true, though, and if it is, I hope they are harvested responsibly and not eradicated--those are some lovely fish.

http://www.fxdirectory.info/new-fish-species-rainbow-multicolor-545.htm
Nowww that's a rainbow fish (:

MuckyFish
06-17-2012, 07:31 PM
At risk of being accused of necroposting the photo in the link above appears to have been tweaked and over saturated.

A better more informative link with a less saturated version of the photo with credits can be found here.

http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Duboulay.htm further photos show significant color variation.

No idea if the original article posted the picture as an example of attractive rainbow fish or simply a noob post on that website. Either way the article from the link posted by badger is entirely suspect. :rainbow: :dreads:

dbosman
06-18-2012, 01:10 AM
If it's newly discovered, or newly collected, I'd be guessing Gary Lange was involved somewhere along the line.

Here is his article on hatching rainbowfish.
http://aquarium.mn/membership/item/72-hatching-rainbowfish-eggs
He suggests http://www.rainbowfish.info/ as a source, by the way.

Here is a good place to look too.
http://www.rainbow-fish.org/forums/