Melanotaenia Parkinsoni

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  1. GDJ
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    I bought these fish from Hartlands a week ago. (Those of you that were there might remember these.)
    When I picked them up Nick mentioned something about Parkinsoni's seeming to come in two color forms lately. The colors are Orange and Yellow. The coloration on their fins were yellow when I picked them up. The pic is not the best qaulity but you can see quite clearly how they have colored up.

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    Nice one Gawie

    I think the ones that are at Dirk also has the orange colouration, but I am not 100% sure.
     
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    Andre as far as I know they are orange, I dont think there's another coloration out there unless it's a hybrid.
    This just goes to show how rainbows show their best coloration if kept in optimum conditions.
     
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    Do you know how many males/females you have?
     
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    wow! stunning!
     
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    Andre I have two males and two females.

    Would you like some?
     
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    Gawie, if you manage to breed some I would love some in the Spring time for my pond.
    That would be great, they are beauties indeed.
     
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    No Problem Cameron.

    Just keep those fingers crossed and hope the breeding programme is a success.

    I cant wait for them to start developing the orange flashes on their bodies then they'll probably look unreal.
     
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    I have no doubt that you will make it a success. DO IT :)
     
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    No problem :thumb:
     

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