Rainbow Color - M. parkinsoni

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    I was browsing through Diana Walsteads book again a couple of nights ago and in one of the four or so color photos in the book shows a beautifull male M. boesemani. In her write up on the tank she mentions that it took this fish almost a year to color up fully.
    I guess it's one of the reasons why rainbows are not all that popular.

    So I scratched around in my photos and found a pic I took of my M. parkinsoni male about 6months ago when I got him I compared the two and all I can say is its well worth the wait.

    Have a look for yourself:

    April 2007

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    September 2007 (The parking attendant is what some people call him now.)

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    That's really amazing. I really like seeing "then and now" photo's like this.
     
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    Here's another of the parkinsonis and some other rainbows

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    those are some good looking fish!!! I just acquired 5 of the neon-"something or other"- rainbows and they have this incredible sheen when the light gets them, they fast becoming some of my favorites, is there anything in specific i need to know when it comes to taking care of them?
     
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    That would be M. preacox common name (Dwarf Neon) very pretty.
     
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    They are really stunning DGJ, can?t believe the difference. I have recently got myself some (Threadfin) Rainbows and they are amazing, everyday you can notice more and more colour change in these beautiful fish. A lot of people told me that they have an aggressive nature but I have personally not experienced it, there present tank mates are Leopard Danios and some Albino Cory?s.

    But my compliments they are stunning and you got good photos there DGJ! 8)
     
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    I think the dwarf neons are very pretty, they currently selling them at animal kingdom if any1 is interested.
     

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