Melanotaenia goldiei
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Melanotaenia goldiei

Common Names: Goldie River Rainbowfish
Synonyms: Aristeus goldiei
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Asia; New Guinea
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Active; Peaceful, schooling. Very active.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed small flakes supplemented with live brine shimp and frozen blood worms. The Goldie River Rainbowfish is not difficult to keep when provided with an open swimming area and some short-stemmed plants.
7 - 8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
8 dH - 16 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: All; All
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature males are much brighter than females. The first dorsal fin will over lap the beginning area of the second dorsal fin on males.
Breeding: Use a slightly alkaline pH with a covering of java moss over the gravel for the eggs to adhere to. Remove the parents after spawning and cover the tank, allowing only a small amount of light to enter. The eggs should hatch after one week. If breeding this fish, it is highly recomended to keep them as a species only tank. As with all rainbows, they will cross breed.
Main Colours: Grey, Blue
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: ACIDRAIN
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