Melanotaenia angfa

Common Names: ANGFA Rainbowfish
Yakati Rainbowfish
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Australia; Tributary streams of the Yakati River, New Guinea
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Easily cared for in a common Rainbowfish set up. Will accept most all foods offered, but relishes live foods best.
6.5 - 7.5
24°C - 26°C
75°F - 79°F
Potential Size: Male: 13cm (5.1")
Female: 13cm (5.1")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are more deeply bodied than females. The males first dorsal over laps the second dorsal, while the females don't, or only touches it in larger females.
Breeding: Breeds in the aquarium, in common Rainbowfish fasion. Mop spawners. Remove the mop after spawning, as the fish have been known to eat the eggs after spawning is completed. Easily bred, however, the fry are small, and require the smallest of foods, such as APR, vineger eels, infusoria, and other very small foods. Crushed flake is too large for fish under a few weeks to a month old. Baby brine shrimp is also much too large for the small fry, and the baby brine shrimp may actually fe
Comments: A mostly yellow or light orange fish, with color covering the entire fish and fins. With the exception of a thin black band down the horizontal midline of the fish. This Rainbowfish has the special species name of the ANGFA (Australia New Guinea Fishes Association). ANGFA is non-profit organization for the research, care, discovery, and conservation of Australian and New Guinea fish.
Main Colours: Yellow, Orange
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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