Telmatherina ladigesi

Common Names: Celebes Rainbow
Synonyms: Telmatherina celebensis
Family: Athterinidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Indo Pacific; Celebes and Sulawesi, Indonesia and Philippines.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; Very peaceful and ideal for community tanks
Diet: Herbivore; Readily takes flakes, frozen daphnia, bloodworms, and brine shrimp
Care: This fish should be kept in a trio or larger groups in a tank with plenty of free swimming space, and tall bushy plants
7.2 - 8.3
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
8 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 8.89cm (3.5")
Female: 8.89cm (3.5")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Females have shorter fins and more drab colors, the males dorsal and anal fins are longer and more colorful
Breeding: Should be kept in seperate breeding tank, the males display to the females during courtship, the eggs are laid upon fine leaf plants
Comments: this fish is a very active swimmer, so when decorating the tank, plant along the outside edges, but keep the middle clear
Main Colours: Clear, Yellow, Blue
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Submitted By: Dakafall
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