Scientific name: Marosatherina Ladigesi
Difficulty Level: Difficult
These fish may be simple but they are stunning. Their bodies are a pearled translucent white with bright yellow tints running through the body and fins. They even have two dorsal fins making them a little extra beautiful. This is a more difficult fish to keep as they are very sensitive to even minor water changes. Keeping the water parameters steady is incredibly important with these rainbows. They enjoy a well planted tank with lots of open spaces as well.
Temp 72-82 F
These fish will eat just about any kind of food you give them from flake to vegetables and meaty foods. It is recommended to feed them twice a day but beware of overfeeding as well as underfeeding. Finding the balance for them in your tank can be an adventure.
Live Arrival Guarantee:
We guarantee our fish will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the fish will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs.
Once you receive your fish, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Your home!
We feed them several times a day alternating between live and frozen brine as well as crushed flake. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. We also supply them with many hiding places in varying live plants, mosses, driftwood and large river rocks.