Re: [RML] Rads & Rainbows VS ferral fish!

Dennis Holmes (dhdesign at
Sun, 09 Apr 2000 22:19:51 +1000

Hi Bruce
Soory I've been getting confused, too many Bruce's - Barry Meiklejohn, Bruce
Sambell and yourself
Deeper and larger pools up stream or down stream?

Will I find colour variations or body shapes of the same Rainbows in
different creeks or would that just be the stage of maturity they are at?

I've put one of the female fish with no spot in with my son's guppies, 2
weeks ago, now it has the black spot, is it a guppy or can Gambusia cross

Sorry to bug you with so many silly questions I'm just hungry for
knowledge(I'm also not good at spelling)

> From: "Bruce Hansen" <bruceh at>
> Reply-To: rainbowfish at
> Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 21:55:18 +1000
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Subject: Re: [RML] Rads & Rainbows VS ferral fish!
> Dennis
> I still think they are Gambusia - do the males have pink and green and blue
> areas on their bodies and fins? If they are the same colour as the females
> just smaller then they probably aren't Guppies.
> The bigger rainbows are probably in the deeper and larger pools.
> Regards,
> Bruce Hansen
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dennis Holmes" <dhdesign at>
> To: <rainbowfish at>
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 4:02 PM
> Subject: [RML] Rads & Rainbows VS ferral fish!
>> I've been visiting a small stream/creek at Nerang there are small red
> cheek
>> Bows and Red fin Rads and a variety of small gudgeons, i haven't ventured
> up
>> stream to see if the Rainbows are any larger(do they get larger or smaller
>> up stream?)
>> Anyway the creek (Crane) is also the home for sword tails and i'll say
>> guppys because they look like the fish my son has- small males, large
>> females with black on their belly.
>> How can I help the natives.
>> I know down stream towards Nerang river the creek is choked and there is
>> only ferals, I also know they are travelling down Nerang river to mix with
>> the blue eyes.
>> I have 2 question, one is do bows (male) normally colour when they are
> about
>> 2cm long?
>> Second is how can I help the natives survive?
>> Dennis

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