Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thread Fin Rainbow fish | Feather Fin Rainbow Fish Profile and Care





Thread Fin Rainbow fish | Feather Fin Rainbow Fish.


It is one of the beautiful and most attractive rainbow to have in a tropical community planted aquarium / tank or species only planted tank. They have a small streamlined body with long rays from dorsal and anal fins. Males will have long thread like rays when compared to females. And they have a basic Grey/silver colored body and males exhibits different color based on its health and tank conditions. When compared to other rainbow species they have small narrow throats so care should be taken while feeding.

Thread Fin Rainbow fish | Feather Fin Rainbow Fish picture

Thread Fin Rainbow fish | Feather Fin Rainbow Fish picture





Name
Thread Fin Rainbow fish, Feather Fin Rainbow Fish.
Scientific Name
Iriatherina werneri
Fish-size
4 – 5 cm
Ph
6.0. - 7.0.
Temperature
23 – 29 C
Food
Omnivores: All types of food of small size. Live food preferable
Temperament
Peaceful.
Care Level
Easy, Care should be taken while introducing the fish to new environment.
Sexing
Males will have normally large rays in twin dorsal and anal fins. Females do not have extended thread like rays.
Egg Layers
Yes.
Breeding
Easy, with school of fish . They spawn on plants or spawning mob. They lay adhesive/sticky eggs and if not separated they will eat their own eggs. It will take approximately 8 – 12 days for hatching.

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