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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2015, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Are there any good rainbow breeders in NJ?

Just curious. They're awesome fish but basically run $25 per pop when I buy from the LFS. Obvious rainbow caveat that I'd be concerned with normal rainbow genealogy issues like hybridization, etc.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2015, 05:03 PM
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What type of rainbows are you looking for? I don't know much about rainbows, but I see them almost everywhere I go. Seems like threadfin rainbows are hot now, which is why I ask. I saw some on Friday and Saturday up in Fishtown USA in Ramsey and Pet Goods in Paramus. I've had good experiences in both places.
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Oh, I see plenty of Boesemani, Threadfins, Praecox, some Turqouise and one of the Petsmarts by me even carries Red rainbows. But the
issue with a lot of bows is poor breeding resulting in poor specimens + they are expensive. So if I was ever going to buy a mess of Axelrodi, Kamaka, Wanamensis, Goyder river, and Boesemani I would A) want to buy in bulk to maximize economies of scale and B) make sure that they came from a strong gene pool. There are rainbow breeders who are renowned for this kind of thing (sort of like Discus) and I was just wondering if any existed in NJ.

There are few things more frustrating than a washed out rainbow that didn't color up like you expected at the store... It is more of a problem with them than with a fish like a tetra or Cory cat, where individual fish pretty much all look the same way.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-2015, 03:04 AM
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Check this one under "Other fish"

https://discusmadness.com/

He is in Union NJ and quality is good though little expensive.
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I hear you Matt. Not sure where in NJ you are located, but you should ask in the NY forums as well. Those guys find everything, and they are good people.
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I aint breeder but I have these.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=845250

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Hi Matt,
So I actually for a while searched the forums and clubs for Rainbow breeders in NJ with very little luck. Finally I got very lucky. Long story short I went to a lfs who mentioned they get Rosarios strain. I didnt know what that means or why it would be so much more. I mentioned to friend who is in the hobby a long time. He explained to me Rosario LaCorte is a highly respected hobbyist who is in the hobby over 60 yrs and breeds some amazing fish. He happened to know him and was able to get me into his fishroom which once was over 200 tanks but at 88 is now closer to forty mostly metal framed tanks. So why am i telling you this because one of his fish he is known for are his Boesemani. I was able to buy a bunch. he also has been keeping a strain from one of the top Rainbow guys in the country and i bought a bunch of his praecox. I know the history and the quality. If your interested contact me and perhaps I may part with some (but not sure as i planned on holding on to this group)
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i sent you a message matt
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Check out rainbowfishinfo All sorts of quality breeders, and sellers there.
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so how much is this Rosarios strain going for?
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-17-2015, 04:32 AM
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i am not sure if i am willing to part with them as Rosario has been working on another project and has not been saving the eggs lately so i am not sure if i can replace... so i guess it depends on how many you would want and either boesamani lacorte strain or the praecox gary lange strain that rosario has been breeding... i would consider it mostly because i dont have the ability now to breed them and i feel that its a waste and some one should attempt it.... pm with details....
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