What pH do rainbow fish prefer?
7.0 to 8.0
Rainbowfish Water Requirements They do best between 74° and 78° F, at a pH of 7.0 to 8.0 and alkalinity between 5° and 20° dKH (90 ppm to 360 ppm).
Are Australian rainbow fish Hardy?
Australian rainbowfish melanotaenia fluviatilis is a very hardy species, and disease is not usually an issue if your aquarium is well-maintained and the fish are fed a correct, high-quality diet.
What is the best food for rainbow fish?
The rainbowfish is an omnivore species that eat both animals and vegetable material in the wild. You can for instance use a high-quality flake food for herbivores or omnivores as a base and supplement with meaty food, e.g. mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, daphnia and cut up fish fillets and earthworms.
How often should I feed rainbow fish?
Feed rainbowfish three times a day. Keep portion sizes small. Rainbowfish should only be fed what they can consume within three minutes. Avoid sinking foods, as rainbowfish prefer to eat at the surface.
Do Rainbowfish need current?
Quite a lot of places will tell you that Rainbows prefer quite a lot of current, just the same as African Cichlids, but not ALL of them like it, or actually come from water with currents. Lake Malawi, where most of the popular African Cichlids come from doesn’t have currents or tides.
What improves fish color?
Fresh vegetables like spinach, broccoli and romaine lettuce are also healthy sources of vitamins and minerals that will help your fish to achieve their natural coloration. Be careful when purchasing color-enhancing commercial foods because some foods will be better for your fish than others.
Why is the color of my fish fading?
Loss of color in fish can be a sign of severe stress. Stress can be brought on by disease, poor water quality, over cleaning the tank (too frequent or too large water changes), over aggressive fish, poor or inadequate nutrition, being moved, over crowding, and a host of other situations.
How often should I feed rainbow trout?
Feed the trout only once per day and feed first thing in the morning when the water temperature is coolest. It would be best to feed the trout 2-3 times per week or less until the water temperature decreases and the flow increases.