Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Melanotaenia Lacustris
Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Middle, all
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 20℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live, vegetable based foods
pH Range 7-8.5
Hardness s,m,h
Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish Melanotaenia Lacustris
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Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Lacustris)

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The Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish is a beautiful and well-suited aquarium fish being peaceful, hardy, active and shoaling. The fish shows good colour early on, and as with other rainbowfish, intensifies with age. Plenty of swimming room is required as well as hiding spots amongst dense planting. A varied diet, including some vegetable or algae based foods will increase the fishes overall colour and health.

Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish Facts

Family Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes) | Other names Blue Rainbowfish | Origin Papua New Guinea; Lake Kutubu | Breeding Spawns amongst dense planting. Young hatch after six days | Natural Water Conditions pH 7-8, medium | Sexing Males are brighter and may have longer fins

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