SV: [RML] Beginner needs advise

Cecilia Wester (cicci.wester at
Tue, 9 Jun 1998 15:18:41 +0200

Hi Bruce!

Thanks for your answer.

About the boesemani, I'll try to find out more from the shop where I bought
They are going to set up a tank with rainbows for their "seaworld". They
have three different kinds of rainbows right now(blue- and yellow-rainbow
and boesemani) , but only the boesemani is for sale. Maybe all of them are
There was a guy who was interested in them, so I'm going to ask him.

-----Ursprungligt meddelande-----
Från: Bruce Hansen <bhansen at>
Till: rainbowfish at <rainbowfish at>
Datum: den 9 juni 1998 14:49
Ämne: Re: [RML] Beginner needs advise

>Hello Cecilia - welcome to the list
>In my opinion al Rainbows will happily accept some salt in the water but it
>is not necessary for many. The 3 species you have are all lacustrine and
>come from waters that tend to have higher TDS and pH so your water should
>be OK. I think they would be just as happy at 25 C and live longer.
>I am unable to comment on whether your Boesmani are wild-caught but think
>it is unlikely. If true then I think there are a lot of hobbyists that
>would be interested in some eggs from your fish
>Bruce Hansen, ANGFA, caring for our aquatic ecosystems.
>Please visit us at
>> From: Cecilia WESTER <cicci.wester at>
>> To: rainbowfish at
>> Subject: [RML] Beginner needs advise
>> Date: Tuesday, 9 June 1998 18:21
>> Hi!
>> I've recently bought my first rainbow and I've been listen to your
>> conversation here and now I wonder if all rainbows like salt in the
>> I have my rainbows (m.boesemani, probably m.lacustris and
>> in the following water conditions:
>> pH: 8.0 kH: 4.0 and temp 30°C. I don´t have any salt in my water.
>> I also have another question. When I bought my boesemani they said that
>> where caught in the wild (not breed in tanks). Can this be true (I bought
>> them in Sweden)??
>> Regards,
>> Cecilia