(Other members of the genus Melanotaenia)
ADULT SIZE: 12 cm
WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline
TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-25 C
FOOD: Feed Melanotaenia trifasciata live and dried foods
DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Australia
SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Males are somewhat more intensely coloured than females.
AQUARIUM CARE: A relatively widespread rainbowfish with a number of truly beautiful poulations. This really is a jewel rainbowfish! It is a fine community species in larger tanks (at least 48"), and appreciates flowing water.
Other members of the genus Melanotaenia
Other rainbowfish species
Other species from Australia
There are many strains (color varieties) of the jewel rainbowfish; some are very different from others
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