Melanotaenia exquisita

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Melanotaeniidae
Origin : North Australia
Length : 7 cm - 2.8"
Min. length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Exquisite rainbowfish
Peaceful schooling fish that best can be kept together with other rainbow fishes.  The aquarium should be placed on a sunny spot.  You should leave a lot of free swimming space.  They are very sensitive for nitrate, so it is recommendable to change a large amount of water very regularly (half every 2-3 weeks).

You should give them live food but they accept dry food as well.

About breeding in the aquarium not much is known.  It should be the same as other Australian rainbow fishes.

Photo Credit

Peter-Jan Taheij

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