Seary's Creek Ornate Rainbowfish (Rhadinocentrus ornatus)

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Remarks: Ornate Rainbowfish (Rhadinocentrus ornatus) are small rainbows from eastern Australia. They exhibit silver bodies with black fishnetting around the scales that darkens with their mood. They have bright red caudal fins and this color creeps into their body, almost to their pelvic fins. The edges of their fins are a deep black color. This variant was collected in Seary's Creek and distributed by Gary Lange. The photo is credited to Jimmy Walker. 

The fish are omnivorous and should be fed a quality flake food with supplemental proteins such as baby brine shrimp. They require clean water but tolerate a wide variety of water parameters. By providing frequent water changes, you will be rewarded with nearly continuous spawning attempts. Rhadinocentrus species deposit eggs in weedy areas (often mimicked by a yarn mop) and the eggs hatch 7-10 days later. Eggs can be harvested for hatching in separate tanks to avoid predation. Most Rainbows show their best colors at sunrise, when the males display their bright fins for potential mates. Having more females than males will allow for proper color displays and avoid any unwanted aggression towards lone females. 

Scientific Name: Rhadinocentrus ornatus

Common Name: Ornate Rainbowfish "Seary's Creek"

Max Size: 3.5"

pH: 3.5-7.0

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 70-80°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Oceania

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, small catfish. Peacock Gudgeons and Panda Garra are a great choice.

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