here to see several pictures. When young, they're
silvery and not too colorful, but later when mature they're very colorful,
making it worth the wait.
This is also a very
This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never
Premium Rainbowfish like these in any of the live fish stores
or online fish stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors
with a beautiful metallic sheen.
here to learn more about our Premium
Origin: Their ancestors
originally lived in the Wapoga River system in northern New Guinea, Indonesia,
Neon Rainbowfish are found living in aquariums throughout
most of the world.
Maximum Size: In
Neon Rainbowfish can grow to be about
3.25" long, including their tails.
Females are usually
smaller and plumper when mature.
Usually mature Neon
Rainbowfish are smaller than 3.25" long, but rarely an old Neon Rainbowfish
Behaviors: Most Rainbowfish
active swimmers and are rarely
, but males do quarrel with each other.
recommended tank mates include, other varieties of Rainbowfish, Clown Loaches,
Danios, Barbs, Gouramis, and many other medium size aquarium fish.
here to read more about compatible groups of pet fish.
can live pretty well from about 70 to 80 degrees F., but they're probably
most comfortable at
about 75 degrees F.
here to learn about aquarium temperature, aquarium thermometers, and
Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes
when small and small Premium Pellet Food
here to learn more about and shop online for premium fish foods.
Water Conditions: Rainbowfish
seem to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions.
Probably a pH of about 7.2 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the
US is a little bit harder and has a higher pH but seems to be OK, so it's
probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities
the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8. We ship them in this
here for a lot more information about aquarium water conditions.
Aquarium Size: It
is probably best to house the fish in at least a
aquarium, but bigger is better.
Keep at most one Rainbowfish per 2-gallons, when they're small.
need about 4-gallons per Rainbowfish.
Huge Rainbowfish need even more water per fish and will do better in a
bigger aquarium, like a 60-gallon aquarium.
do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually
fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
here for more about aquarium gravel.
are beautiful and improve the water quality.
Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
in an aquarium with 20 to 30-gallons of water
is OK, but a
Penguin 350B Filter is the right
size for a 30 to 50-gallon aquarium.
here to learn more about aquarium filters.
The addition of
Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Life Span: Rainbowfish live
several years with good water and good food.
Gender: It's not easy to
tell the males from the females when they are young and sometimes, even
as they mature.
Usually males will
become bigger and much more colorful. Females are plumper and have less
Breeding: Rainbowfish scatter
a large number of eggs on plants or special breeding mops made of nylon
were first available to fish farmers in the early 1990s,
and their popularity has been growing since then.
If you patiently
raise them up, you'll be amazed by their colors.
Names: The scientific
Red Laser Rainbowfish is Melanotaenia
rubrivittata.This fish is a close relative of M. praecox, the Neon Dwarf Rainbow.
Click here to read about the Neon Dwarf Rainbow.
are a couple of slight color variations of this species, and many other
species of Rainbowfish with a wide variety of colors and patterns.
here for a lot more information about keeping and caring for
Rainbowfish, including a picture gallery.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
DrTom - 08/28/2015
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