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Melanotaenia fluviatilis

Castelnau, 1878

(Other members of the genus Melanotaenia)

ADULT SIZE: 10 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-25 C

FOOD: Feed Melanotaenia fluviatilis live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Australia

AQUARIUM CARE: An active shoaling rainbowfish, that does well in a larger planted tank.

BREEDING: A typical plant spawner, usually laying its eggs in the morning; attaching them to plants. A seperate breeding tank with spawning mops can be set up, to greatly increase fry yield, however the eggs should be kept out of direcvt light

Have you bred Melanotaenia fluviatilis? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Melanotaenia fluviatilis breeding reports








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