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Boesmans Rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Melanotaenia boesemani
Common Name: Boesman's Rainbowfish
Size: Males 3.5 inches: females 2.8 inches | 9-7 centimeters
Habitat: ASIAN ISLANDS: Streams and Lake in Papua New Guinea.
Min Tank Size: At least a 40 gallon long for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, frozen, flake and live.
Behavior: Active and peaceful. Schooling, more than 6 recommended. 
Water: pH 7.0 to 8.0, dH 9 - 19°, temperature 75°F to 82°F (24°-28° C)  
Care: Easy. Benefits from frequent partial water changes. Keep 2 or more females per male.
Communities: Good, if kept with fish of similar needs. 
Suitability: Good for all. 

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