Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox)
Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish
76 Litres (20 US G.)
3.8-5.1cm (1.5-2 ")
6.5 - 7.5
23.9-26.1°C (75 -79 °F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Praecox Rainbow, Neon Rainbowfish, Dwarf Rainbowfish, Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish
Additional scientific names
- Rhombatractus praecox
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Males are more brilliant and have more red in their fins, particularly the dorsal. Large males may develop a humpback as they mature. Females have more brown in their scales, whereas males are silver-blue.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful sociable fish that should be kept in shoals of 6 or more, at least 2 females per male. Do not keep with long-finned fish, will otherwise cohabit happily with other peaceful community fish.
Diet[edit | edit source]
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Lightly planted tank. They are fast-swimming and truthfully do better in 100 Litres (26.4US G.)+. Expert jumpers, they do best in a community tank of a large school. Potential fin nippers if only because they are so fast!
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- Prefers the company of others. Keep in a shoal.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Typical Rainbowfish body shape, but substantially smaller than other Rainbowfish. Has an exceptionally deep body for such a small fish. Dorsal, anal, and caudal fins are all a rich red in colour, the body is iridescent silver with blue hues.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Dwarf Rainbows with Neon Tetras
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )