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Threadfin Rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Iriatherina werneri
Common Name: Threadfin Rainbowfish
Size: Up to 1 in (4 cm)
Habitat: SE. ASIAN ISLANDS: still waters in swamps rivers in Papua New Guinea; also northern Australia
Min Tank Size: At least a 20 gallon long for a school.
Diet: Carnivorous, will take prepared food but prefers live.
Behavior: Peaceful.
Water: pH 5.5 to 6.5, dH range 5 - 12°, temperature 73 to 84° (23 - 29°c)
Care: Easy, provide plants and gentile water movement.
Communities: No, due to its' long fins.
Suitability: Keep in a species tank.

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