Marosatherina ladigesi 
(Ahl, 1936)
85F
Explanation of the symbols

72F
Family : Telmatherinidae
Origin : Sulawesi (Indonesia)
Length of the vis : 8 cm - 3"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English names : Celebese Rainbow , Celebese Sailfish
Active, peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space. The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background.  The substrate should be sandy and the aquarium must be located on a sunny spot in the morning.  Water should be hard and is it recommendable to add some seasalt (1-2 teaspoons at 10 liters of water).  A regular changing of the water is necessary.

They prefer live food but dry food is accepted as well.

For breeding the aquarium should be well planted with fine leaved plants and some floating plants.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between the plants.  After spawning the parents should be removed.  After 11 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and a few days later with baby brine shrimp.

Photo Credit
Jan Bukkems

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