Melanotaenia trifasciata

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Melanotaeniidae
Origin : Australia (Northern Territory)
Length : 12 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 120 cm - 50"
English name : Banded Rainbowfish
Peaceful, lively schooling fish that you should keep together with other rainbowfish.  They like a well planted aquarium with a dark substrate.  A regular changing of the water is appreciated.

You should give them live food. Dry food is accepted as well.

Breeding is easy.  After a large changing of the water they spawn spontaneously.  They spawn every day.  The eggs hatch after 6-8 days.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can feed them very fine live food such as paramecia and rotifers.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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