Wood-Red Irian TB
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Texas, United States
In the hands of Unit312J.
This is not collectible.
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About This Item
I am always alert for items I can convert to travel bugs. This is one of a small series of painted, wooden, generic fish-shaped cutouts to which I have attached a tag. Each TB of the series is named for a freshwater aquarium fish of the same color as the wood fish. An image of a live fish can be seen elsewhere on the TB page.
The Red Irian or Red Rainbow has brightly colored males and silvery females. A male fish, without a female present, may become duller in color. It is competition between males that brings out the best colors. To see good strong reds, frequent water changes are also essential. Rainbowfish are known for their characteristic large eyes, black or silver band that runs through the middle scale rows, deeply forked mouth, and two dorsal fins. This is a very active fish. The plants should be sturdy enough to stay rooted and recover from any browsing. There should be a good stretch of open water for them to school in, thus a large tank is required.
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