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Melanotaenia kamaka (Kamaka Rainbowfish)
A sturdy, deep-bodied rainbowfish with a distinctly metallic sheen. Exact colouration varies, with males in particular being able to change their colours according to mood. Peculiar to males is a dark patch between the eye and the pectoral fins. Females less finely marked, and less deep bodied.
Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock
|Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:|
|Fish Sex: Cant be sexed,||Size: 4-5cm,||Price: £12.95|
|Scroll down to view other shops which have this fish to buy in-store|
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.
|Family Group:||Rainbow fish|
|Size||6 to 8 cm|
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid soft water|
Useful sources of information:
If you would like to learn more about what are some of the most colourful fish in the hobby the best refernce guide is the Aqualog All Rainbows and Related Families which is a fantastic guide to these fish covering 313 species with more than 700 colour photographs. To buy a copy click here
The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland||Peterborough||PE6 0JB|
Other fish added to TFF recently:
Other fish added to TFF/TF2YD recently can be viewed below.
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Moenkhausia copei||Tetra Copei|
|Datnioides pulcher||Siamese Tigerfish|
|Schistura denisonii||Denison's Loach|
|Melanotaenia sp. Sungguer||Sungguer Rainbowfish|
|Argonectes longiceps||False Hemiodus|