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Old 10-27-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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So I purchased 4 bosemani rainbow fish from my local fish store and the females are starting to look very different from each other.. Maybe someone can help me figure this out...
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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So I purchased 4 bosemani rainbow fish from my local fish store and the females are starting to look very different from each other.. Maybe someone can help me figure this out...
Here is a pic of both "females"
How long have you had them? The first one might be a male but sometimes when their juvies its hard to tell
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The boesmani available in the hobby now are all hybreds of different strains of similar coloured rainbows. As such you can see variations in the fish. Unless you bought them from a dedicated rainbow enthusiast expext some variation. The second problem is these fish are produced in large numbers in Florida ponds and it is possible it could be a different rainbow species all together.
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The boesmani available in the hobby now are all hybreds of different strains of similar coloured rainbows. As such you can see variations in the fish. Unless you bought them from a dedicated rainbow enthusiast expext some variation. The second problem is these fish are produced in large numbers in Florida ponds and it is possible it could be a different rainbow species all together.
That's good to know, I was looking to get some. Are there any rainbow breeders in the area? (Sorry to hijack the post)
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no problem, i wish i knew this before buying them from the store :P

I guess ill have to wait and see what happens.. ill update in a few months when they're fully grown.

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That's good to know, I was looking to get some. Are there any rainbow breeders in the area? (Sorry to hijack the post)
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Gary Lange in the States is probably the worlds most knowledgable rainbow person. Locally there is Derek Tustin and out Chatham way there s Ken Boorman. There are los of others these are just guys I know. Best way to get good quality rainbows is to join a fish club.
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Any update? To me they didn't look like bosemanis...
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Any update? To me they didn't look like bosemanis...
I can upadate pictures tonight, you'll be shocked
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They look like bosemani to me. They are just young and the colours haven't developed yet.
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Sorry I haven't had access to a pc to upload pics. But they did end up being boesemani.
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