Marosatherina ladigesi

6. July 2007

Marosatherina ladigesi the Celebes rainbow originates from Celebes, Sulawesi, (Indonesia) and Philippines. Juveniles and females have shorter fins and fairly drab colours. As they mature, males develop heightened colours long extensions of the dorsal and anal fins. These are peaceful, active, hardy and not at all shy. They do best in groups of seven or larger group containing a mixture of male and female fishes. They prefer slightly hard and alkaline water between pH 7,0 – 8,0, GH 10 – 20, 24-27°C. It is reported that the celebes rainbow sometimes inhabits tidal streams so it is tolerant of a little salt. They are omnivores in the wild, they will readily take flake foods, but appreciates frozen daphnia, bloodworm and brine shrimp in tanks. Minimum size 80 x 40 x 40cm to provide plenty of free-swimming space for a group. Plant the tank heavily with tall bushy plants like Cabomba and Hygrophila to provide cover.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indonesien, Philippinen