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PostSubject: Dwarf Rainbows   Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:58 am

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Dwarf Rainbows
Type: Tropical Freshwater

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia praecox
Max Size: 6cm (2.4)
pH: 6.0-7.0
Water Temp: 22-28 deg C (72-82 deg F)

Care Rating: Easy to Moderate

Appearance
A large shoal of iridescent Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish gracing a planted community aquarium makes for an awesome display.

They have a brilliant metallic body with vivid red fins, coupled with their personlity make a great fish.

Specific Requirements
Best maintained in groups of at least 6 specimens, they will add activity and colour to the top and middle levels of the tank. The aquarium itself should be 3ft in length, or longer. The sides and back should be aquascaped with plants and bogwood to create a network of hiding places which the fish will enjoy exploring, leaving a large open swimming space in the central portion. Floating plant species can be used to help diffuse bright lighting.

Compatibility
Perfectly peaceful with other species and will not eat plants; an ideal community aquarium candidate! Do not keep with large boisterous species.

Dietary Needs
Enthusiastic eaters be careful not to overfeed.
Flake, micropellets, small frozen foods such as mosquito larvae, daphnia, brineshrimp etc.
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