Scientific name: Melanotaenia Boesemani
Difficulty Level: Easy
While called rainbow fish this variety is only white and orange, and can display a bright blue hue. They are quite pretty with almost a glow. Their front half is a pearl white and their tail half is orange while the middle becomes somewhat of a gradient. They will add a peaceful bit of color to any community tank.
Temp 72-77 F
Boesemani rainbowfish are omnivores and need a good variety of small pieces of flake, frozen and live foods like bloodworms and brine shrimp.
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We guarantee our fish will arrive alive to you. If one should not the cost of the fish will be refunded to you. Please send us a picture of the unopened bag within two hours of scheduled delivery. We can not guarantee live arrival if a mishap with the shipper occurs.
Once you receive your fish, please take a picture of them in their bag to send to us. We would like to hear from you after you receive them. After you open the bag, acclimate them slowly in a container adding small amount of your tank water to the container every few minutes for two hours. You can do this with an air line hose and valve or just by adding small amounts at a time. Slow and steady changes will be better for them. Once you are confident they have settled in, move them into their new tank. They will lose some color during transport, so be patient and they will color up in their new home. Your home!
We feed them once a day alternating between flake food and live black worms. We use inert substrate (sand) of various colors. We use sponge filters in all our tanks. We also supply these beauties in a heavily planted tank with lots of Amazon Swords giving them the roots of the plants to lay their eggs on. These babies come to us on the roots of some plants in a snail tank. We have hand raised them and now they are approaching adult age, and would look fabulous in your planted community or rainbow tank.