Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi
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Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi

Common Names: Lake Tebera Rainbowfish
Yellow rainbowfish
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Pacific - South; New Guinea
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Schooling; Should be kept in groups of a minimum of three, preferably six or more.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: A high-quality flake food, with some live food such as mosquito larvae once in a while. Make sure these fish have some kind of vegetable matter to eat, be it algae, lettuce, plants, or etc. Hardy fish, but do not tolerate Nitrites very well, as most Rainbowfish don't. Tank should have an open swimming area with plants around the edges. Can be kept with most community fish.
7 - 8
20°C - 26°C
68°F - 79°F
5 dH - 12 dH
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are usually more colorful.
Breeding: Plant spawners. These fish will spawn on plants and/or spawning mops regularly. The eggs are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Remove the spawning mops after spawning has happened, as the fish will come back later and eat the eggs. Place the mop in a seperate container, with a very low current. Fry will hatch over a period of up to two weeks. Feed the fry on the finest/smallest of foods, such as APR, vinager eels, and infusoria.
Comments: These fish will add colour and movement to the aquarium.
Main Colours: Yellow, Blue, Green
Markings: Striped Horizontal
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Forked
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Image Credit: longhairedgit
Submitted By: Zack
Contributors: ACIDRAIN, Doedogg
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