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melanotaenia maccullochi

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:13 pm
by Mad Duff
I also picked up a group of 4 melanotaenia maccullochi yesterday, I went back to the shop this morning and picked up another 8 :D


Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:17 pm
by Barracuda518
That's a very nice fish. First time I have seen them. Nice pick up 8)

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:44 pm
by Martin Thoene
The "classic" Australian Rainbowfish. Very nice looking Mark.


Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:31 pm
by Mad Duff
Thanks, they are spawning already, hopefully I will get some eggs out and into a smaller tank and raise a few youngsters. Madagascan rainbows will be next :D

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:43 am
by afroturf
Lovely fish you got there madagascan even better my favourite rainbow.

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:41 pm
by piggy4
Interestingly there are quite a lot of Madagas
can Rainbows ,but there's only two seen in the hobby B.gaeyi and another similar looking fish who's name escapes me :?

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:09 pm
by Matt
I've seen B. leucopteron and B. marojejy swimming in a friend's tank Andy. Either of them the name you're after?

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:34 am
by Mad Duff
The two most commonly seen species used to be Bedotia geayi and Bedotia tricolor, as I understand it now B. tricolor and B. longianalis are now classed as Bedotia geayi.

Occasionally Bedotia madagascariensis showed up as contaminants but very very rarely but this fish is now probably the most common fish and seems to be the fish commonly thought of as B. geayi :?

I would love to have Bedotia marojejy and Bedotia sp. “Lazana”, my idea is to set up another tank and have ideally 3 species in separate tanks :D

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:20 am
by plaalye

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:14 pm
by Mad Duff
Thanks for the links :D