boesemani rainbow

Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia boesemani)

Overview: Probably one of the most popular of the rainbowfish, the Boesemani Rainbow is quite colorful. While only silver in color as juveniles, these fish become quite stunning once adults. As with most rainbowfish, the Boesemani has a double dorsal.
Native Range: Asia, Australia
Max. Length: 5 inches
Min. Tank Size: 20 Gallons
Feeding: Omnivore
Behavior & Care: This peaceful fish can get along with many different tank mates. The community can include Angelfish, Guppies, Tetras, Loaches, tiger Barbs, Gouramis and Discus as well as other peaceful fish.
Breeding: Spawning is simple - the hard part is in keeping the newly hatched fry alive due mainly to their very small size.

Dwarf Neon rainbow

Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox )

Overview: The Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish is of a peaceful disposition and can be kept with other non-aggressive species in the community aquarium. Dwarf Rainbowfish spend most of their time in the middle and upper levels of the aquarium.
Native Range: New Guinea
Size: 2 inches
Water: 72 - 79° F, pH 6.5 - 8.0
Feeding: Omnivores, high quality flake or pelleted food and frozen foods.
Care & Breeding: Always keep at least five Dwarf Neon Rainbowfishes together, ideally more. The male's fins will have a red outline and the female's fins will have a yellow or orange outline. These outlines will grow more distinct as the fish ages. Females are also more silver.