Melanotaenia duboulayi
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Melanotaenia duboulayi

Common Names: Crimson Spot Rainbowfish
Duboulay's Rainbowfish
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Australia; New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, though keep more than two in a tank or one will pick on the other.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes. Plant tank using fine leaved plants. The Crimson Spot Rainbowfish lives in highly oxygenated water so good filtration is recommended.
6.5 - 7.5
22°C - 25°C
72°F - 77°F
5 dH - 10 dH
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The males are more brightly coloured and have red lines on their long anal fin.
Breeding: Easy. Use higher temperatures of 24°C-26°C. The Rainbowfish will lay their eggs in the morning among the plants. Keep the parents well fed after spawning so they don't eat the eggs. The eggs should hatch after 1 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.
Comments: A pretty native Australian fish.
Main Colours: Red, Grey, Black
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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