Bedotia geayi
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Bedotia geayi

Common Names: Madagascar Rainbowfish
Red Tailed Silverside
Synonyms: Bedotia longianalis
Bedotia tricolor
Family: Bedotiidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Africa; Madagascar.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Should be kept in a school.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed small floating pellets and flakes. The aquarium need not be deep, but surface area should be maximised as the Madagascar Rainbowfish requires alot of swimming room. Some sparse, tall plants are an advantage.
7 - 7.5
20°C - 24°C
68°F - 75°F
10 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are much more colourful than females. Males also have a pointed dorsal fin. A female is pictured above.
Breeding: Can be difficult. Proper water parameters are required. They spawn in the early hours of morning at sun rise. They lay rather large yellow eggs in/on plants near the surface. Hatching times vary between 5-8 days, depending on the water temperature. Temperature should be between 23-26C. Usually the parents will not eat the eggs, nor the young. But it is different in all cases. Feed the newly hatched fry infusoria or artemia nauplii, or other very small foods.
Comments: As with all fish, frequent water changes are a good thing. However, this fish will do poorly without them, and thus a required thing to keep these fish healthy. A schooling fish, that does better with 6 or more grouped together.
Though plants can be added, some may get eaten on by this fish. They will nibble plant edges. They require a large open swimming area or they will not fair well.
A very colorful fish that comes in a couple different color combinations. One being a white t
Main Colours: Green, Black, Silver
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Convex
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