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Kutubu Rainbowfish Melanotaenia lacustris
Category: Rainbow Fish & Blue Eyes
Price: £9.95 each
Discount: Buy 10 or more Kutubu Rainbowfish Melanotaenia lacustris and get 5% off!!
Stock: 20 in stock
Further information can be found below:
|Male or Female||Cannot be sexed|
|Water conditions:||These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard|
|Volume Discount:||Buy 10 or more Kutubu Rainbowfish Melanotaenia lacustris and get 5% off!!|
Melanotaenia lacustris (Kutubu Rainbowfish)
Colouration variable, but typically, females silvery, males blue above, off-white below. Both sexes have a dark blue band at the mid-line. Males are more strongly coloured and have a deeper body.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Rainbowfish invariably make good companions for similar size, non-aggressive tankmates. They are hardy and long-lived, and tend to do well in hard, alkaline water making them a good choice for fishkeepers without access to the soft water preferred by barbs and tetras.
Breeding rainbowfish is generally not difficult. Eggs are scattered over open, sandy substrates and take about a week to hatch. Conditioning the parents on a good diet of live and frozen foods is important. The fry, once free swimming, will take small pond foods and brine shrimp nauplii.
Further fish details are shown below:
|Distribution||Papua New Guinea|
|Size||Up to 12 cm, normally smaller|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid soft water|