Rainbowfish - iridescent, colourful, schooling fish - many varieties available
The Australian Rainbowfish Melanotaenia fluviatilis is so named because it is indigenous to Australia. But it is also known by variety of other names including Murray River Rainbowfish, Crimson-spotted Rainbowfish, or Inland Rainbowfish. Their disposition is peaceful but with energy, making the Australian Rainbowfish a perfect inhabitant for a larger tank.
"This is another rainbowfish from northwestern Australia that has many variations depending on the river in which it is found. One of these varieties was probably the first rainbowfish introduced to the hobby in the 1930s. Our strain comes from the Alligator River in the Northern Territory. It grows to about 3+ inches, is very hardy and is suitable for community and planted aquariums. "
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Natural omnivores, they can consume a wide variety of food from algae to larvae. Although less vibrant as juveniles, Rainbowfish grow into beautiful and animated adults and look great in any aquarium and can cohabit with other non-aggressive breeds.Rainbows are found in New Guinea, Australia, Southeast Asia and Madagascar. They are extremely adaptable, but most at home in tanks between 22-28°C (72-82°F). They can tolerate great variety in hardness and pH values, but most species prefer medium to hard water with a slightly alkaline pH. The quality of the water seems to be a much more important factor. Clean, well-filtered water with minimal waste and high oxygen content is best for keeping fish healthy, active, bright and more inclined to breed. Rainbows come in many varieties, including the true rainbowfish of the family melanotaenidae and the related pseudomugilidae and atherinidae families. Popular tank species include:Rainbows are generally peaceful, although males may show harmless aggression when spawning. These shoaling fish should be kept in groups of five or more. While they are not aggressive towards other fish, they are very active and quick. Smaller, more timid companions may find it difficult to compete for food against larger varieties. Many types of fish coexist peacefully with rainbowfish, including:Among the huge varieties of Rainbow fishes, Axelrodi Rainbow Fish is one of the popular types. This fish is originated in Australia and belongs to the Melanotaeniidae family. This fish can grow to a maximum size of 4 inches, and they have an omnivorous diet habit. The minimum tank size required for this fish is 50 gallons and can be maintained or cared easily. Also called as Lake Tebera Rainbow, the Axelrodi Rainbow Fish comes in striking blue color that stunningly glows in the natural sunlight. This schooling fish are very peaceful in nature.Rainbowfish are a popular choice in the aquarium hobby due to their range of sizes. Some Rainbows will stay very small, such as Threadfin Rainbowfish. The Threadfin Rainbowfish grows to a maximum of 1" and has beautiful long fins and mirrored scales. Most dwarf Rainbow varieties will grow to a maximum of 1.5" (4-5cm) and look great as a large school in a big aquarium. They are an excellent substitute for some of the more common Tetra varieties like the Neon Tetra or the Cardinal Tetra.