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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-07-2007, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Rainbows: differences between Celebes and Furcata?

I got three rainbows at a local (sort of, 20 miles LOL) pet store, and they were labeled as Celebes but were absolutely spectacular. Frankly, to me they look more like furcata, and they're my favorite small rainbow, but upon doing a Google search, I'm just not sure. I can get photos, but until then, what are the main differences in appearance? Mine are about 4-4.5cm--clearly fully-grown--two a bit darker with blueish hues in the body, assumedly male, and all have yellow tips on all the fins including the pectorals. If they're Celebes, then they're absolutely spectacular even compared to breeder colonies I've seen, and if they're Furcata, they may be very large ones.

They both just look so similar to me! Either way, they're very nice specimens; I just have that scientist-minded need to KNOW.
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If all fins have yellow on them I'd say they're furcatus blue-eyes (Psuedodomugil furcatas to be exact). Also, coincidentally the presence of blue eyes is a dead give-away. But also look for the second dorsal fin and anal fin which as I recall has more rays and is squarer - the same fins on the Celebes Rainbow are more rounder and can develop longer thread-like bits - they also tend to be blacker.

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Great! I'll take a look at them when the lights come on.
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