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Red-Striped Rainbow



Picture of Red-Striped Rainbowfish Picture of Red-Striped Rainbowfish
photos © Sean Evans

Common name:Red-Striped Rainbow
Scientific name:Melanotaenia splendida rubrostriata
Synonyms:(none)
Size:5" (12.5cm), females slightly smaller.
Origin:Papua New Guinea to Irian Jaya and Aru Islands, Indonesia.
Tank setup:Peaceful planted tank with gentle water movement.
Compatibility:Community fish.
Temperature:22-28oC (72-82oF)
Water chemistry:Not critical: fairly soft to medium hard, pH around neutral (6.2-7.6).
Feeding:An omnivore which eats mainly insects and aquatic larvae and crustaceans in the wild. Will take most aquarium foods, which should include some live or frozen foods.
Sexing:Males show more colour, and are larger and deeper bodied.
Breeding:Like other rainbows, this species will spawn over fine plants. Eggs hatch in approximately a week.
Comments: This is one of several subspecies of Melanotaenia splendida. During spawning, red stripes on the body become more intense.

 

 

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