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Neon Rainbow



Picture of Neon Rainbows

Photo © Sean Evans

Male in foreground with redder fins.

Common name:Neon Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow
Scientific name:Melanotaenia praecox
Synonyms:(none)
Size:2" (5cm)
Origin:New Guinea, Irian Jaya
Tank setup:Peaceful planted tank with shaded areas and open swimming space.
Compatibility:Peaceful community fish.
Temperature:23-28oC (73-82oF)
Water chemistry:Slightly hard, pH around neutral.
Feeding:Omnivore: flake, small granular foods, supplemented with live or frozen foods.
Sexing:Males are more colourful with bright red fins, females are silvery with yellow-orange fins.
Breeding:Rainbowfish are usually kept in a ratio of approx 3 males per 2 females for spawning. Males will be seen displaying to the females. Spawning normally takes place in the morning.
Comments: The ideal rainbowfish for the smaller peaceful community tank.

 

 

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