Photo © Sean Evans
Male in foreground with redder fins.
|Common name:||Neon Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow|
|Scientific name:||Melanotaenia praecox|
|Origin:||New Guinea, Irian Jaya|
|Tank setup:||Peaceful planted tank with shaded areas and open swimming space.|
|Compatibility:||Peaceful community fish.|
|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.|
The ideal rainbowfish for the smaller peaceful community tank.