Boesemani Rainbowfish Care Sheet

Boesemani RainbowfishAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 4 inches or 10 cm
OriginAsia, mainly Indonesia
Natural habitatLakes
Fish HardinessRelatively easy to keep
Water Temperature75 - 86 ºF or 24 - 30 ºC
Water pH7.0 - 9.0 pH
Water Hardness5 - 20 dH
StrataAll but mostly top and middle
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful schooling fish
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more with at least two females to one male
Minimum tank size24 gallons or 90 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Rainbowfish, Cory Cats, Plecos, Tetras Cyprinids and Gouramis
SexesMales are larger and more colorful than females
FoodLive or frozen blood worms or brine shrimp supplemented with flakes
BreedingNot very easy to breed
Breeding temperature79 - 86 °F or 26 - 30 °C
Other namesBoeseman's Rainbowfish, Bosemani Rainbowfish and various spelling forms
Scientific nameMelanotaenia boesemani
Other Scientific namesNone
Lifespan5 years

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