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Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish Melanotaenia praecox

Category: Rainbow Fish & Blue Eyes

Size: 2-3cm

Price: £6.45 each

Discount: Buy 5 or more Melanotaenia praecox and get 5% off!!

Stock: 35 in stock

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Either males or females available (please be aware that some species are unsexable)
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.8 and Hard
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: Buy 5 or more Melanotaenia praecox and get 5% off!!
Size: 2-3cm

Melanotaenia praecox (Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish)

These are commonly available in the shops, but are quite often overlooked because they tend not to show their best colours in the shop. Both sexes are a bright neon blue colour, hence the more common name, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish. In the wild the males develop intense red colouration on their fins whilst the females fins have a more orange colouration. Captive breeding has resulted in this colouration becoming more faded.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Generally peaceful and make good community fish.

The ideal aquarium conditions are a well planted tank with some shady areas which will help to bring out their colours and kept as a group the fish do look very good.

This is a relatively easy fish to breed and whilst the ideal way of doing so is to separate the male and females and condition them on a good diet prior to placing them in the breeding tank, there is a good chance that just by keeping a group together without any special treatment they will very quickly breed. The eggs will be deposited amongst the leaves of plants. The eggs should hatch in around seven days.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Papua New Guinea
Temperature 23-28C
Size 6cm
Water Parameters Will accept most conditions.
Water PH 7.0-7.5