Rainbowfish

Australian Rainbow (Melanotaenia fluviatilis)

Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) The Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis), also referred to as the Murray River rainbowfish or crimson-spotted rainbow fish, is a member of the Melanotaenildae family and are native to Australia. They are schooling fish and extremely colourful, hence their name. They are very hardy and look fantastic when schooling in a planted aquarium,

Pseudomugil Rainbow (Pseudomugil sp.)

Pseudomugil Rainbowfish (Pseudomugil sp.) The Pseudomugil Rainbowfish (Pseudomugil sp.) is a fascinating species of Rainbowfish with vibrant colouring, especially when kept in the large shoals that they are accustomed to. They display fascinating behaviour, especially around breeding, and are sure to liven up the aquarium! Care Level: Difficult Temperament: Semi-Aggressive Max Size:

Madagascan Rainbow (Bedotia gaeyi)

Madagascan Rainbowfish (Bedotia gaeyi) The Madagascan Rainbowfish (Bedotia gaeyi) is a fascinating species of Ranbowfish with vibrant colouring, especially when kept in the large shoals that they are accustomed to. They display fascinating behaviour, especially around breeding, and are a member of the silverside group. Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Max Size: 6” Colouring: Yellow

Axelrodi Rainbow (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)

Axelrodi Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi) The Axelrodi Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi) is a Rainbowfish with a stunning appearance an fascinating personality. Native to Lake Tebera, Papua New Guinea, you will also hear this fish referred to as the Lake Tebera Rainbowfish. Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Max Size: 4” Colouring: Blue Diet: Omnivore Origins: New Guinea Family: Melanotaenildae Minimum

Red Irian Rainbow (Glossolepis incisis)

Red Irian Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisis) The Red Irian Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisis) is a striking looking fish, native to Papua New Guinea. Males are a brilliant salmon-red in color while females are easily distinguished by the olive green coloration. Their scales have a silver sheen which emphasises the vibrant coloring on their bodies.

Turquoise Rainbow (Melanotaenia lacustris)

Turquoise Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris) The Turquoise Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris), also known as the Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish, is a brilliant blue rainbowfish that is very active and eye-catching in the aquarium. Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Max Size: 4” Colouring: Blue  Diet: Omnivore Origins: Australia, New Guinea Family: Melanotaenildae Minimum Tank Size: 190 Litres / 50 Gallons Water Conditions: 21 – 25°C

Eastern Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida splendida)

Eastern Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida splendida) The Eastern Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida splendida) is recommended for beginner aquarists due to its hardiness and peaceful nature. They thrive when kept in shoals of at least 6, in a planted aquarium with low flow. When schooling the provide a very impressive sight in the aquarium. Care

Celebes Rainbow (Telmatherina ladigesi)

Celebes Rainbowfish (Marosatherina ladigesi) The Celebes Rainbowfish (Marosatherina Ladigesi) is native to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia that was previously referred to as ‘Celebes’, lending to this rainbow fish’s common name. They’re a fantastic addition to a large, planted aquarium and are captivating when kept in shoals. Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Max Size: 3” Colouring: Black

Threadfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri)

Threadfin Rainbowfish (Iriatherina werneri) The Threadfin Rainbowfish (Iriatherina werneri), also known as the featherfin rainbowfish, is a beautifully coloured fish with long, flowing fins, native to Papua New Guinea and Australia. Although they can sometimes be labelled as ‘suitable for beginners’, the Threadfin actually has some specific care requirements that makes it more

Praecox Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox)

Praecox Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox) The Praecox Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox), commonly referred to as the Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish, is a common Rainbowfish among aquarists with peaceful community aquariums. This popularity is due to their stunning appearance, peaceful nature and all round hardiness. Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Max Size: 3” Colouring: Blue, Red, Silver Diet: