Common Name(s)
Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Boesemani Rainbowfish, Bicolor Rainbowfish
Scientific Name
Melanotaenia boesemani
Family
Melanotaeniidae
Origin
Indonesia
Temperament
Peaceful.
Maximum Size
4 inches
Minimum Tank Size
40 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Provide dense vegetation along with open areas for swimming. Decor isn't important.
Tank Region
Middle
Diet
They will accept most dried and live/frozen foods.
Breeding
Egg scatterer. Easy to breed, but the fry can be somewhat difficult to rear. The eggs hatch after 7-12 days.
Compatibility
May disturb small or slow moving fish. Should be fine with literally anything else that won't eat it though. They are best kept in shoals of at least 6-8.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: 7.0-8.0, Temperature: 78-86 degrees Fahrenheit
They can live for 4-5 years.
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