Thread: Rainbowfish and water flow
08-11-2012, 08:41 PM #1
Rainbowfish and water flow
I have read a lot of conflicting literature on the web and print about how Rainbowfish either enjoy minimum or decent water flow. Which is it?
The fish in question are turquoise rainbows
Last edited by hydra01; 08-11-2012 at 08:45 PM.
08-11-2012, 09:38 PM #2
They won't like it strong but a decent current is fine. I don't know which one they prefer though. To be honest, it probably isn't extremely important.I tested 97% positive for Multiple Tank Syndrome
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08-11-2012, 10:13 PM #3
The turquoise rainbows come from Lake Kutubu, Papua New Guinea, so you really don't have to provide them with much current at all.Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn. ~Chuck Clark
08-12-2012, 01:10 AM #4
Actually a larger tank than a 55 is best for rainbows. I also kept them in a 55 but they are fast swimmers and could really benefit from a 6 ft tank.
08-12-2012, 02:51 AM #5
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08-12-2012, 03:25 AM #6
Thanks for the suggestions. appreciate it.
10-26-2012, 12:01 PM #7Junior Member Guppy
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Hi. I need your help. I have never had an aquarium,so I've got lots of questions) I have read many reviews (http://www.pissedconsumer.com/consum...terinary.html), but still not sure how to feed rainbow fish. Can you advise?
10-26-2012, 12:07 PM #8
winnyoy, please start your own thread to ask your questions
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10-26-2012, 12:47 PM #9
You should find out where your species is from (rivers, lakes etc.) and that will give you an idea on how much current to provide. Keep in mind that just because they may be river fish does not mean you need a huge powerhead to create a current. Too little current is okay, too much current creates problems.