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October 24: Arrival of New Fresh Water Fish.

October 24: Arrival of New Marine Water Fish.


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Neon Dwarf Rainbow 

Neon Dwarf Rainbow 

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia praecox

Price: Upon Request

Origin: New Guinea

Family: Melanotaeniida




Technical Info

Temperature: 26 - 30 ℃

pH: 7 - 7.4

GH: 8 - 12

Max size: 6 cm

Min Tank size: 150 Ltr

Position in Aqua: No special swimming level



The Dwarf Neon Rainbow originates from New Guinea. It is also known as the Dwarf Rainbow, the Neon Dwarf Rainbow and the Neon Blue Rainbow. It is probably the most popular of all rainbows, because of its small size, its bright color, its active schooling nature and its compatibility with many other fish. The body is bright iridescent neon blue and silver. Males have red on the edges of their dorsal, anal and caudal fins. Females tend to be paler and to have yellow on their fin edges. Dwarf Neon Rainbows should be kept in groups of at least 6. They like well planted tanks with lots of open swimming space. They will eat floating flake foods and freeze dried bloodworms. They will also benefit from occasional live brine shrimp feedings.



You can give them all kind of live food, but dry food is accepted as well. To keep the colour you should feed regularly daphnia.



Rainbowfish are usually kept in a ratio of approx 3 males per 2 females for spawning. Males will be seen displaying to the females. Spawning normally takes place in the morning.


Compatible with

Bala Sharks, Barbs, Danios, Clown Loaches, Corydoras, Dwarf Cichlids, Guppies, Mollies, one Pleco, one Red Tailed Black Shark, one Rainbow Shark, Rasboras, Platies, Swordtails, Tetras - both large and small.