Gary Lange Rainbowfish
The most Amazing Rainbowfish!
In pursuing amazing new rainbowfish we used planes, a ferry boat, cars, taxis, motorcycles and a giant dump truck! Whatever it took to complete our mission! Oh and then there was that 18 foot boat with twin 40 HP motors to head alongside the shoreline fighting four foot ocean waves. Our 7th trip to West Papua was indeed lucky as we brought back four species that will almost for sure see commercial production. Two of them are perfect for that midsized planted aquarium. Move over praecox and boesemani!
Gary Lange Bio
Gary has been keeping fish since he was 10 and associated with the organized hobby for 39 years. He is a member of the Missouri Aquarium Society (MASI), holding various club positions. He is a grand master breeder in MASI, and won "Best Fish In Show" on four different occasions, twice with rainbowfish. In 2005 he took the rainbowfish collectors dream trip collecting in West Papua. He has made seven trips to West Papua and brought back rainbowfish that have never been seen in the hobby, including Chilatherina alleni and Melanotaenia vanheurni. He has collected and brought back at least 15 different undescribed rainbowfish species.
He is currently maintaining over 90 aquariums (2,500 gallons) and keeping over 65 species and locations of rainbowfish and blue-eyes.