Lake Tebera Rainbowfish Tropical Fish Information

Melanotaenia herbetaxelrodi
Lake Tebera Rainbowfish
Behaviour Active, peaceful
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Middle, top
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 7.5-8
Hardness m,h,vh
Lake Tebera Rainbowfish Melanotaenia herbetaxelrodi
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Lake Tebera Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia herbetaxelrodi)

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The Lake Tebera Rainbowfish is a beautifully coloured fish, which becomes more colourful as it ages. In the aquarium, these fish are active, lively, and peaceful. Provide plenty of open swimming space as well as dense patches of vegetation or other hiding spots. Keep in groups of three or more.

Family Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes) | Origin Papua New Guinea; Lake Tebera basin | Breeding Eggs are laid on plants and fully hatch after one week | Natural Water Conditions pH 7.5-8, medium | Sexing Males are brighter and deeper bodied

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