Banded Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Melanotaenia trifasciata
Banded Rainbowfish
Behaviour Peaceful, active
Typical size 10cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area Middle
Min Tank Size 120cm
Min Number in Tank 6
Temp Min: 25℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range pH 6.5-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Adult Banded Rainbowfish Melanotaenia trifasciata
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Banded Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia trifasciata)

Banded Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Learn all about the Banded Rainbowfish's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Banded Rainbowfish is the right fish for your aquarium.

Banded Rainbowfish can differ quite significantly in body markings and shapes depending on their genetic history and point of origin. Some males remain torpedo shaped whilst others become heavily deep bodied as they age. Like many rainbowfish of similar design, these fish are active, hardy, peaceful, and brightly coloured. Ideal for a community of rainbowfishes or a lively community aquarium. The fishes water preferences vary between individuals but they will all adapt well to most conditions. The fish are best kept in aquariums with darker substrates and hiding spots amongst vegetation; this will bring out the fishes stunning colours to best effect.

Banded Rainbowfish Facts

Family Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes) | Synonyms Rhombosoma trifasciata | Other names Juwel Rainbowfish | Origin Australia; Northern Territory | Breeding Continuous spwaners; egg scatterers | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Streams and waterholes, normally in clear water over a gravel or rocky bottom amongst tree roots | Sexing Males are more colourful, anal and dorsal fins are pointed, and may be deeper bodied when mature

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