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Lake Katubu Rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Melanotaenia lacustris
Common Name: Lake Katubu Rainbowfish, Turquoise Rainbow.
Size: Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
Habitat: SE. ASIAN ISLANDS: Lake Katubu, southern Papua New Guinea.
Min Tank Size: At least a 55 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake, frozen and live.
Behavior: Very active and peaceful schooling species. 
Water: Temperature 68°F to 75°F (20°-24° C), pH 7.0-8.0, dH 9 - 12° no special requirements.
Care: Easy, benefits from regular water changes. 
Communities: Good with other peacful species. 
Suitability: Good for all 

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