Celebes Rainbowfish Care Sheet

Celebes RainbowfishDescription and Profile
SizeUp to 3 inches or 7.5 cm
OriginSouth East Asia, Indonesia
Natural habitatStreams
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature70 - 84 ºF or 21 - 29 ºC
Water pH7.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness10 - 20 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size18 gallons or 70 liters for every pair of fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Rainbowfish, Cory Cats, Plecos, Loaches, Tetras, Cyprinids, Livebearers except Guppies
SexesMales have longer dorsal and anal fins and are more colorful than females
FoodOmnivore - Flake food supplemented with live or frozen blood worms or brine shrimp and daphnia
BreedingEgglayers – Fairly easy to breed
Breeding temperature70 - 75 °F or 21 - 24 °C
Other namesCelebes Sailfish, Sailfin Silversides
Scientific nameMarosatherina ladigesi
Other Scientific namesTelmatherina ladigesi
Lifespan5 years

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