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Rainbow Shiner Notropis chrosomus
Category: Temperate Fish
Price: £11.95 each
Discount: Buy 10 or more Rainbow Shiner Notropis chrosomus and get 10% off!!
Stock: 36 in stock
Care Level: Easy
Water Chemistry: More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish: Yes
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Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Either males or females available (please be aware that some species are unsexable)|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 10 or more Rainbow Shiner Notropis chrosomus and get 10% off!!|
Notropis chrosomus (Rainbow Shiner)
Elongate, streamlined minnow noted for its iridescent colours. Outside of breeding, the fish have pinkish bodies with a bright golden band along the midline of the flank from behind the operculum to the base of the tail fin. The dorsal, anal and pelvic fins are marked with red or orange blotches. During the breeding season the males develop a purple band above the midline band and shiny blue band below it.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Rainbow shiners are minnows that inhabit clean, relatively fast-flowing water in the Southeastern United States. They are schooling fish and need to be kept in groups of at least six specimens.
Maintenance is not difficult provided the water does not get too warm. An unheated tank should be adequate under most circumstances. Feeding does not pose a problem as these fish will eat both flake foods and small frozen foods such as bloodworms and brine shrimp. A varied diet is essential for good health and bright colours.
Breeding occurs relatively readily in aquaria, and can be triggered by slightly raising the water temperature. Spawning normally takes place in spring. The males become territorial and defend nests made on the fine gravel substrate. Remove the parents after spawning. The fry, once they emerge, are easily reared on liquid fry food and newly-hatched brine shrimps.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||North America: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee|
|Size||Up to 8 cm; 4-6 cm more typical|
|Water Parameters||Neutral, soft to moderately hard water|