My New Rainbow Snakehead

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Thanks, I'll be leaving for Uni in a month and won't be back home till x'mas. Praying that my dad remembers to take care of him for me. Not too worried coz he's taught me everything i know about keeping fish. But sometimes he goes away for business trips for awhile
 

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sqratch said:
Thanks, I'll be leaving for Uni in a month and won't be back home till x'mas. Praying that my dad remembers to take care of him for me. Not too worried coz he's taught me everything i know about keeping fish. But sometimes he goes away for business trips for awhile
they're tough buggers.... don't worry abt it...
 

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I've always assumed that my SH was a Bleheri or a rainbow snake head, but after lookin on the net at other rainbow snakehead i've noticed that they have a orange and black stripped fin tail. Or what ever its called and mine is like a blueish colour. I also read that it could be another species of snakehead all together, what species is my snkehead?
 

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sqratch said:
I've always assumed that my SH was a Bleheri or a rainbow snake head, but after lookin on the net at other rainbow snakehead i've noticed that they have a orange and black stripped fin tail. Or what ever its called and mine is like a blueish colour. I also read that it could be another species of snakehead all together, what species is my snkehead?
nah... its a Bleheri... i'm 90% sure it is.

Coloration differs. I did come across 2 bleheris today, one which was a copy of yours while the other a draker specimen with the orange and black tail.

only thing i could think of was diff in coloration of the sexes... didnt buy the pair as the darker specimen was dead unfortunately.
 

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sqratch said:
I've always assumed that my SH was a Bleheri or a rainbow snake head, but after lookin on the net at other rainbow snakehead i've noticed that they have a orange and black stripped fin tail. Or what ever its called and mine is like a blueish colour. I also read that it could be another species of snakehead all together, what species is my snkehead?
Thare is another dwarf SH that is very similer. Sometimes thought to be a sub species or the same species, Channa sp. Assam, was sometimes known as channa Bleheri blue as it has more blue in its colouring. only reaches 5" or so.
 

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i took a closer look at my SH today and noticed he SOMETIMES has a think orange edge to his tail. Oh well i'll just say its a bleheri. He's pretty responsive, everytime i come into my room he'll come out of the cave. Have i said that already?
 

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nice snakehead but i think it will lose its colourful patterns when reach adulthood... am i right?
 

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Well the store i got it from had some fully grown ones from before, and they still had their beautiful colours. But it could be another species
 

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beautiful sh - congrats on getting it!! do u know its eventual size?? how big is ur tank by the way??
 
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