Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Color variation in Boesemani, Praecox, and Turquoise Rainbows
I want to get some rainbows for my 90gal planted. Maybe 3 Boesemani, 2Turquoise, and 4-5 Praecox.
I've never had or purchased rainbows before and there seems to be a LOT of color variation in these fish each time I see them in my local pet stores. Sometimes they look good, other times color is very faded and spotty. I do know they will color up better once settled in, etc. But..
When I'm looking at them in pet store, are there any tips for choosing specimens (for Boesemani, Praecox, Turquoise) that will increase likelihood they will look good once home;
or, am I better off buying from known suppliers (if so, who?);
or, is it luck of the draw and you get what you get.
Thanks for any help,