Bedotia geayi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Bedotiidae
Origin : Madagascar
Length : 15 cm - 6"
Min.length aquarium : 150 cm - 60"
English name : Madagascar Rainbowfish
Peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be normally planted on the sides and the background.  You can keep them in the company of other peaceful fishes. 

He is omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.  He does not take food from the bottom.

Breeding is easy.  Every day they lay and fertilize 5 to 10 eggs between the plants.  They don't look after the eggs .  After 9 days the eggs hatch.  When the rather big young fishes are swimming free you can feed them immediately with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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