Madagascar Rainbowfish Bedotia madagascariensis/geayi

Madagascar Rainbowfish
Madagascar Rainbowfish
Madagascar Rainbowfish
The Madagascar Rainbowfish is one of two species native to a small region of eastern Madagascar. Both B. madagascariensis and B. geayi are called Madagascar Rainbowfish although the latter, from river drainages slightly south of the former, is also called the Red-tailed Silverside. They have slightly different colour patterns on some fins (possibly diluted in this aquarium-bred fish); males are more brightly-coloured than females. They grow to some 10-12cm long and are related to (and with similar habits to) the Australasian rainbowfishes. They are threatened by habitat loss.