Re: [RML] Forktail Rainbowfish

Roy Hunter (Rainbows01 at
Thu, 9 Jan 1997 16:08:53 -0700

Heay Bruce, You know those pine river signifers you catch for your sooty...
He is eating an awfully expensive diet dont you think???

Shipping eggs is very easy Ernie, Just pull the mopp out, rid it of excess
water and put it in a fish bag and mail them 2 day service. Thats it its
that easy.. Be sure to put a little air in the bag as well.

Pet shops like colorfull fish, that is what sells. Praecox have good color
at 3/4 inch and that is what size you usually see them in a store.
Trifasciatas take longer, typically 2 inches, so it really depends on the
fish and how much color they have...or in Australian "colour" Just looking
at the word spelled that way sounds french :-)

Roy Hunter
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> From: Ernest Burns <pookie at>
> To: 'rainbowfish at'
> Subject: Re: [RML] Forktail Rainbowfish
> Date: Thursday, January 09, 1997 11:13 AM
> In reference to the "Forktail Rainbowfish", I frequent the Aquarium
> Center, frequently drooling through the "bow" section. The forktails are
> apparently becoming more available, selling for about $8.00 each. The P.
> signifer are also found (if you have $22.99 burning a hole in your pocket
> for one!!)
> Questions for the day...
> 1. When selling or trading rainbowfish to fish stores, how much should
> one charge and what size should on try to raise the fish to?
> 2. What are the general rules for shipping eggs. Being new to this
> obsession (oops hobby), I am interested in obtaining new species,
> especially blue-eyes.
> Thanks, gang.