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Featherfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri)

Featherfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri)

The Featherfin Rainbow (Iriatherina werneri) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Threadfin Rainbow is found between Merauke and the mouth of the Fly River in Papua New Guinea, and Lakes Kala and Bosset.  In Australia, they are found in the numerous river basins of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland state and in […]

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Celebes Rainbow (Marosatherina ladigesi)

Celebes Rainbow (Marosatherina ladigesi)

The Celebes Rainbow (Marosatherina ladigesi) formerly Telmatherina ladigesi, is a species of sailfin silverside endemic to the Island of Sulawesi (Celebes) in Indonesia and is found only near the town of Maros.    They are also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Celebes Rainbow Fish, Celebes Sailfish, and Celebes Sailfin. The Celebes Rainbow can […]

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Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

The Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) is also know to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Salmon-Red Rainbowfish, Irian Red Rainbowfish, New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, Lake Sentani Rainbowfish and Irian Jaya Rainbowfish. It is endemic to Lake Sentani and its tributaries located near Jayapura in Papua, Indonesia. Red Rainbowfish are found around aquatic vegetation and bogwood […]

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Turquoise Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris) School

Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris)

The Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris) is known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Turquoise Rainbow or Blue Rainbowfish, and is only found in Lake Kutubu and its outlet in the southern highlands in Papua New Guinea.   Lake Kutubu is fed mostly from underground springs that filters through a limestone substrate which creates a […]

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Banded Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Trifasciata) [Blyth River]

Banded Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Trifasciata)

The Banded Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Trifasciata) is found in the northernmost part of Australia, however their range is extremely limited. In the Northern Territory they can be found in the Mary River, Melville Island, Arnhem Land, and Groote Eylandt. On the Cape York Peninsula, an isolated population lives in the McIvor River, and they are also […]

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Dwarf Praecox Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox) - Neon Rainbowfish

Praecox Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox) aka Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish

Praecox Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox) are also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Dwarf Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow, Praecox Rainbow, and Neon Rainbow. The Praecox Rainbowfish lives among roots, logs, and other vegetation in the swifter moving streams and tributaries that are adjacent to the main river channels, marshes, and swamps of West Papua, […]

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Boeseman's Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani)

Boeseman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani)

Boeseman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani) are found in the Vogelkop Peninsula of Western New Guinea (formerly Irian Jaya) in the tributaries of Lakes Ayamaru, Hain, and Aitinjo where they inhabit densely vegetated, swampy shallow areas and feed on small insects, aquatic crustaceans, and some vegetation.   Tropical fish keeping enthusiasts also know Boeseman’s Rainbowfish as the Bicolor […]

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Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) Rudie Kuiter

Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis)

The Australian Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) is also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Murray River Rainbowfish, Crimson-spotted rainbowfish, and Inland Rainbowfish. Australian Rainbowfish are indigenous to Australia and can be found in the densely vegetated rivers, streams, ditches, swamps, and ponds with relatively clear, calm water.  Like most rainbowfish, they tend to congregate […]

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Eastern Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida splendida)

Eastern Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida splendida)

The Eastern Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida splendida) also known as the Splendid Rainbow, is widespread on mainland Australia and is be found in river systems east of the Great Dividing Range of Queensland, from the Boyne River south of Gladstone, to Cape York Peninsula. They are found in large schools in a variety of habitats that […]

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