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Melanotaenia papuae
Papuan Rainbowfish
Allen, 1981

Melanotaenia papuae - Papuan Rainbowfish - Two male <I>Melanotaenia papuae</I>
Two male Melanotaenia papuae
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(Other members of the genus Melanotaenia)

ADULT SIZE: 8 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-30 C

FOOD: Feed Melanotaenia papuae small live-foods and fine grade dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from New Guinea

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AQUARIUM CARE: This species of rainbowfish inhabits rainforest streams and rivers in Papua New Guinea. It should be given a typical rainbowfish set-up: open water for swimming, preferably planted at the back and sides

Best kept with different species of rainbowfish and other peaceful fish of the lower strata

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