18 posts • Page 1 of 2 • 1, 2. Melanotaeniids are active fish and need plenty of swimming space.

red growth on pectoral fins and a bit on one side by tail. Behavior: Peaceful, schooling species. Solitary fish can exhibit depression and lethargy. The fish was known for many years as the crimson-spotted rainbowfish, it is now more commonly referred to as the Murray river rainbow-fish… Australian rainbowfish are schooling fish and will congregate near logs or riverbanks.

red growth on pectoral fins and a bit on one side by tail. Add to Wish List ... Rainbow Fish; Rainbow Fish. View as Grid List. If the temperature change is more than that you need to reduce the temperature of the fish more slowly to allow them time to adapt. They are very colourful, hence their name; males of this species are more colourful than females. These fish inhabit a range of environments from freshwater to brackish water conditions and temperate species suitable for coldwater tanks such as Murray River Rainbows to tropical species such as Archer Fish.

Goldfish with extended fins should not be kept with fish that tend to nip fins e.g. Breeding Australian (Murray River) Rainbowfish. King, A.J. A medium sized "esky" is ideal for this purpose, half fill the esky with water at the same temperature as you have brought the fish home in and use the correct amount of anti-chlorine chemical to make it safe (this can be purchased at any good aquarium shop). Also known as the Murray River or crimson-spotted rainbowfish, this species is not as common in the hobby as some of its relatives, but can still be found from time to time.

Description The Murray River Rainbowfish can reach a length of 11 cm (4 inches), but most specimens stay around 8 cm (3 inches). Ontogenetic patterns of habitat use by fishes within the main channel of an Australian floodplain river. Rainbow fish are great for planted tanks and a good community fish. The Australian rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis), known less commonly as the Murray River rainbowfish or the crimson-spotted rainbowfish, is a species of freshwater rainbowfish endemic to Australia.

Environmental Biology of Fishes 56(1-2): 129-151. Identifying features: Colour variable - silvery-green on sides and above, whitish below (juveniles are translucent); Scales with a brownish margin; Gill cover with a pink to reddish spot. The Murray River Rainbowfish was scientifically described by Castelnau in 1878 and its scientific name is Melanotaenia fluviatilis. In Vic, cold winter temperatures limit it to the Murray and its tributaries such as the Goulburn and Broken rivers. The River Murray Rainbow Fish, Melanotaenia fluviatilis,is one of the many types of Australian Rainbow fish.This group mainly a tropical and subtropical group of fishes, but this Fish's range extends into warm temperate areas and it is able to take quite low water temperatures. Murray River Rainbowfish, as with most other rainbowfish, will do well in aquariums with a neutral pH (7 – 7.5), soft to hard water with a GH between 100 and 350ppm and a temperature between 22 and 28 °C. can any one identify this issue?

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