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Re: [APD] Rainbows and duckweed
Big Chequered Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida inornata) with plough
through lots of plants after eating all your duckweed first. Other species
eat duck weed as well but not all rainbowfish like it.
There are some photos of the various rainbowfishes on the ANGFA database
http://db.angfa.org.au/ as well as where you might find them. There are
also plants that occur with rainbows recorded on the surveys. A good place
for information if you want to set up an aquarium with organisms from a
particular location. The survey database has only just started during
In Darwin where the Monsoon has just started.
On 27/12/05 12:54 PM, "Jim Swinford" <gswinford2 at comcast_net> wrote:
> I think you'll find that Melanotaeniaa parva come from a
> single lake in Papua-New Guinea not Australia. They're more surface insect
> eaters. I was refering to old fashioned common Australian Rainbows..Read
> cheap!.....Jim PS Actually most of the Aussie rainbows will eat lots of
> veggie matter.like Duckweed.
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2005 18:43:39 -0600
> From: Debunix <debunix at well_com>
> Subject: [APD] Rainbows and duckweed
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
>> Just use some Australian Rainbows. They'll actively hunt down all
>> surface dwelling insects and as a BIG bonus eat any and all duckweed
>> in the aquarium.
> This doesn't work with all rainbows--y six three inch melanotaenia
> parva are happily living in a 29G tank with an abundance of duckweed.
> Diane Brown in St. Louis
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