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Marosatherina ladigesi


Marosatherina ladigesi
Celebes Rainbow
西里伯彩虹鱼
The celebes rainbow (Telmatherina ladigesi) is a species of fish in the Telmatherinidae family, endemic to Indonesia.
 Their bodies are slender and almost fully transparent with a blue stripe along the sideline. The sexes can be easily distinguished, since males have elongated black dorsal and ventral fins, and are usually a little darker than females.
Telmatherina ladigesi is originated from Indonesia. In Indonesia, they can be found only near the town of Maros, so the other name of the species is Marosatherina ladigesi. 
These fish dwell in estuaries, where freshwater rivers flow into the sea, so they live in fast flowing brackish water with lots of dissolved oxygen. Most of their day is spent hiding among the leaves of plants, where they eat small worms, insects or vegetable debris.

The Celebes Rainbowfish is a peaceful aquarium fish. It grows to 7.5 cm. It eats prepared foods and small livefoods. 
If conditions are favorable spawning may occur nonstop for months, but they often eat their eggs. Eggs hatch after up to 11 days.
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