Asia and Ocenia: Several isolated groups
throughout Northern Australia, southern New Guinea and the Aru
Islands. Inhabits muddy-bottomed, blackwater billabongs, creeks,
marshes, rainforest streams and lagoons.
Min Tank Size:
School of 6-8: 15 gallons (56.75 liters) or larger.
Omnivorous, Feed primarily live or frozen artemia
nauplii, bloodworms, daphnia, insect larvae, microworms, rotifers
and zooplankton. Supplement with phytoplankton, crushed flake
foods and micropellets for small-mouthed fish.
Temperature of 73°F to 86°F (23 – 30 °C),
pH 5.2 to 6.7 dH range: 5 - 12.
Moderate, good filtration and frequent water changes.
Thrive in shoals of 6-10 in both species-only and
micro-community tanks. Keep 3 females per every one male. Possible
tankmates: Cardinal shrimp, Celestial pearl danios, Emerald dwarf
rasbora, Harlequin rasbora, Neon yellow rasbora and Threadfin