find a fish
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

search this site

Custom Search

Species Profile | Images | Breeding Report | Similar Species

click here for the rainbowfish species list

back to the rainbowfish index


How to look after
Melanotaenia papuae
Papuan Rainbowfish
Allen, 1981

Melanotaenia papuae - Papuan Rainbowfish - Two male <I>Melanotaenia papuae</I>
Two male Melanotaenia papuae
more images here

(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

10 Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish Melanotaenia praecox Live Tropical Fish

Current price: $74.99
buy it now
Time left: 22d 15h 16m
(5) Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish Melanotaenia praecox Live Tropical Fish

Current price: $37.99
buy it now
Time left: 10d 9h 56m

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

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








© 1999-2018 all rights reserved.

Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


Have a look at some of these related sites

killifish information
paludarium information
cichlids for sale