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post #271 of 317 (permalink) Old 07-06-2020, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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man that grass grew in nice, cant wait to see it with the tetras...live video when they're in?
@Crazygar got the video to work 3 posts up. Iím very happy with how the grass came in. I think itís a combination of the substrate used and trimming it. It really does seem to spread vertically after each trim.


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Gotta love a nice selection of rainbow fish!
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Is that M.praecox I see? If it is, wow, they look spectacular in your tank! Nice job!

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Is that M.praecox I see? If it is, wow, they look spectacular in your tank! Nice job!

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What is the Bow in this pic? I don't recognize it.

And BTW tank is looking great!!
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What is the Bow in this pic? I don't recognize it.

And BTW tank is looking great!!

I believe the Latin name is M. Assholis. Heís a huge jerk and has basically claimed the area over the grass as his own. Here are all of the other rainbow hiding from him at one of the tank:


And here he is lording over the grass:


I might actually have to capture him in an acclimation box/give him away if this keeps up like this.

Thanks for the comment on the tank. Here are a few full tank shots:




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I believe the Latin name is M. Assholis. Heís a huge jerk ...
Are you kidding. LOL

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I believe the Latin name is M. Assholis. He’s a huge jerk and has basically claimed the area over the grass as his own. Here are all of the other rainbow hiding from him at one of the tank:
I've see most species available in the hobby, and I don't recognize that one. My guess is he is a hybrid. And that would explain the behavior. Hybrid's are well known to be very aggressive compared to other Bows.
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I've see most species available in the hobby, and I don't recognize that one. My guess is he is a hybrid. And that would explain the behavior. Hybrid's are well known to be very aggressive compared to other Bows.

Iím thinking he might be this type: https://aquaticarts.com/products/goy...ed-rainbowfish

I will call the store today and see what they say. I should have gotten it while there.


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Wow, that hairgrass! Mine has definitely not carpeted like that. Planted May 12th. It's struggling with some algae right now, which tells me it's not happily growing.
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Definitely not Goyder River.

There are a few known hybrids out there, sometimes people even make up names for them. Crossing Rainbow is sold in the hobby by some fish farms, but is a hybrid.

Yours is likely this one. Maybe a mix of "Crossing" Rainbow and something else? Who knows. But if you aren't breeding makes little difference.

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Wow, that hairgrass! Mine has definitely not carpeted like that. Planted May 12th. It's struggling with some algae right now, which tells me it's not happily growing.

Mine really started taking off and filling in when I started trimming the length. I had some issues with algae as well. It finally seems like Iím getting ahead of it. One thing that helped me with Algae in
The grass in particular is manual removal. I would use a fork and comb the grass plus twirl it up like it was spaghetti. It was a nice meditative activity.


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Definitely not Goyder River.

There are a few known hybrids out there, sometimes people even make up names for them. Crossing Rainbow is sold in the hobby by some fish farms, but is a hybrid.

Yours is likely this one. Maybe a mix of "Crossing" Rainbow and something else? Who knows. But if you aren't breeding makes little difference.


I think you might be right on it being a hybrid. That picture is very close to
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Question - he is still being a jerk and has claimed about half of the tank as his own. What is the best manner to deal with this? I had two ideas: one - add more of the hybrid variety to lessen/spread out its dominance. Two - remove him from the tank which would also mean catching two more hybrid fish. I could return/exchange him or give him away to another hobbyist.


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I think you might be right on it being a hybrid. That picture is very close to
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Question - he is still being a jerk and has claimed about half of the tank as his own. What is the best manner to deal with this? I had two ideas: one - add more of the hybrid variety to lessen/spread out its dominance. Two - remove him from the tank which would also mean catching two more hybrid fish. I could return/exchange him or give him away to another hobbyist.
Those hybrids are known to be much more aggressive than pure bred Rainbows, and IMO adding more is unlikely to change that.

Personally I would remove the hybrids, but I am active in the Rainbow fish community and hybrids in general are frowned upon. Breeders go to great lengths to keep species pure and hate to see someone selling these.

A group of top Rainbow breeders have been working with some of the well known fish farms to provide them good stock to breed with. So over the last five years or so there more species available on a wider scale. As a result, there are very few hybrids being sold by LFS anymore. Did you ever contact the seller to find out what they know about them or where they go them from.
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