Rainbow Fish | Bosemani Rainbow
Rainbow Fish | Bosemani Rainbow

Rainbow Fish | Bosemani Rainbow

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name:  Melanotaenia boesemani 

Common Name: Boeseman’s Rainbowfish

Adult Size: 3 - 5 inches

Life Expectancy: 5 years

Habitat: Asia

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons

Ideal Tank Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 72 - 77° F
  • pH Range: 7.0 - 8.0
  • Water Hardness: 9 - 19

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition:  Omnivores; opportunistic feeders in the wild, with a natural diet of small crustaceans, insects, and some vegetation. In captivity they should be given a high quality diet to encourage good coloration. A mix of live and processed foods is necessary for optimal health.

Breeding & Spawning: Egg scatterers; the males and females should be moved into separate tanks while they are conditioned prior to breeding.

Gender: Females have narrower body depth and shorter dorsal fin rays. Their coloration is less bisected. Dominant females have similar colors to subordinate males, but most females are a single shade of duller blue-green to gray, or only have a faint yellow to their posterior half.

Compatible Tank Mates: See Compatibility Chart

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