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Rainbowfish Freshwater Species Profile

Rainbowfish

Originating from Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea, rainbowfish are so-named because of the iridescent colors they display under the proper lighting. The various types may range in size from a couple to 6 inches in length. Rainbowfish are schooling species that should be kept in small groups.

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Ram Freshwater Species Profile

Ram

The ram may be the most beautiful of all the dwarf cichlids, with its iridescent blue scales, golden chest, exquisite black markings and brilliant red eyes. The blue ram has the coloration of a wild fish. A golden tank-raised strain is also common.

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Red-Eye Tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Red-Eye Tetra

Description: This active shoaling fish inhabits the aquarium’s middle waters and is a peaceful addition to a community aquarium (although it may nip at slow fish with long, flowing fins). The red-eye tetra has a mostly silver body, but its back displays green iridescent scales with dark edgings.

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Red-Tailed Shark Freshwater Species Profile

Red-Tailed Shark

This is a gorgeous fish. The red-tailed shark has a deep black body, white-tipped sharklike dorsal fins, and, of course, a bright red tail. However, this fish doesn’t usually show its true colors in dealers’ tanks.

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Redtail Botia Freshwater Species Profile

Redtail Botia

The redtail botia is a schooling species that does best when kept in small groups (i.e., six or more individuals) in a tank with more active fishes, such as barbs and armored catfish. It becomes very active at night. As yet, there have been no reported spawnings of this species in the home aquarium.

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Rosy Barb Freshwater Species Profile

Rosy Barb

The rosy barb was one of the first fish to become popular in the hobby. Though this fish fares well at typical aquarium temperatures, it is not a tropical fish. It prefers cooler temperatures and usually requires no aquarium heater. The rosy barb is peaceful, very hardy and best kept in groups.

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Rummynose tetra Freshwater Species Profile

Rummynose tetra

The Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri) is a small and popular tetra known for its ruby red coloration that exhibits well in a heavily planted aquarium.

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