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Dwarf rainbow

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Melanotaenia maccullochi
Common Name: Dwarf Rainbowfish
Size: Up to 2.5 inches (7 cm)
Habitat: AUSTRALIA: Rivers & streams, northern Australia. southern Papua New Guinea.
Min Tank Size: At least a 20 gallon long for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, frozen, flake and live.
Behavior: Active and peaceful. Schooling, more than 6 recommended. 
Water: pH 5.5 to 7.5, dH 8 - 15°, temperature 72 to 77°F  
Care: Easy. Benefits from frequent partial water changes.
Communities: Good, if kept with fish of similar needs. 
Suitability: Good for all. 

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