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The Boesemani Rainbow creates a colorful centerpiece for any freshwater home aquarium. Males have a beautiful bluish purple head that fades into a gorgeous orange and yellow posterior. Though females are not as colorful, their brilliant silver coloration is equally as stunning against any backdrop of plants or rockwork. Regardless of sex, however, Melanotaenia boesemani boasts the same distinct characteristics as other Rainbowfish, including large eyes, a deeply forked mouth, and dual dorsal fins. Like many members of the Melanotaeniidae family, the Boesemani Rainbow also boasts the characteristic blackish-silver band of scales running laterally from gill to tail.
This peaceful Rainbow is a schooling fish that does best in a planted aquarium with plenty of room to swim.
please note the fish you will get are not fully mature and will not be fully coloured up when you receive them but they will colour up fairly quickly once they settle in


Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 72-77° F, KH 9-19, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 3"
Color Form: Blue, Orange
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Melanotaeniidae

Approx 5cm 2"

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  • Seller location: Morrinsville, Waikato, NZ

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