Is this a female Boesemani Rainbow Fish. I got it in the assorted rainbow fish section of my LFS.
i thought i would get two schools, tourquios and Boeseman's Rainbowfish. I was thinking 5 each with 3males/2females for a total of 6males/4females. Would this be bad? According to your suggestion, it looks like I should get 6 each with 3males/3females for a total of 6males/6females (12 fish). my tank is 120 gallons, 60'x18'x26'. I will be using a sunsun 304b for filtration (carbon, pads, balls, ceramic beads). I will be getting artificial plants. Do you know a good place to buy artificial plant kits for rainbows?
Boeseman’s Rainbowfish are moderately easy to breed. Set up a long breeding tank with a sponge filer and a spawning mop or a bunch of fine leaved plants for them to deposit their eggs on. Select a healthy pair and condition them with protein rich live and vegetable based foods until the female has produced eggs and is ready to spawn. The male will lead the female to a spawning site where several eggs will be laid on the plants or the spawning mop and fertilization occurs. The spawning procedure will be repeated for a few days with fewer eggs being laid at each session until spawning is completed. Most breeders insure that the fry are not eaten by the parents by removing the eggs to a rearing tank with an air driven sponge filter.
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I have 2 male and 2 female boesemani's and various other rainbowfish. Three of my males tend to dominate (3 different species) and the one boesemani male (larger one) is much more dominant than the other boesi & other male species who are timid and don't even bother to attempt to try get involved. Luckily the three dominant ones are all just sparing without any aggression. So no fighting between them or the timid males.The males can be really aggressive towards the females during the breeding period; that is why a well planted aquarium and a suitable sex-ratio are important. During the courting period, the male fish will display a frosty white colouration on top of his head. One the spawning has commenced, the female fish can release up to 20 eggs each day. Boeseman's Rainbowfish will normally not eat their own offspring, especially not when well fed and kept in a planted aquarium where the fry can hide. It is therefore not necessary to move the eggs to a separate rearing container, unless you have particularly voracious fish in your breeding aquarium. Breeding Boeseman's Rainbowfish If you want to try breeding rainbowfish, Boeseman's Rainbowfish is a suitable first choice because this fish will readily spawn in the aquarium and the offspring is not very hard to raise. They are normally bred in groups consisting of at least 2-3 females for each male. A 50-75 L (13-20 gallons) aquarium is large enough to serve as breeding aquarium for a small group with only one male fish. The breeding aquarium should be well planted and contain suitable spawning media, e.g. densely grow java moss and/or spawning mops. Feed the fish ample amounts of live meaty foods. A beautiful lake dwelling larger (4 inces +) rainbow from western Irian Jaya. Boeseman's Rainbowfish is a very easy fish to keep and makes a striking display if kept in a group of about a dozen in a well planted tank. Males exhibit a striking color change with the front half of the body being blue or silver while the anterior half of the body is a bright orange/red. Females are slightly smaller and do not exhibit the color change from front to rear like the males.