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Melanotaenia Ajamaruensis

I guess I should've posted this here instead of in my journal.

So I was doing some searching around about rainbowfish as I would like to get a few more Boesemani's or possibly some other types. I was looking to find some natural inhabitants of their natural habitat when I came across the Melanotaenia Ajamaruensis. It looks exactly like a Boesemani but has deeper colors. I've always wondered why I could never find male Boesemani's that looked like the larger one in my tank and this explains why. Anyone have any idea where I can get these?
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I guess I should've posted this here instead of in my journal.

So I was doing some searching around about rainbowfish as I would like to get a few more Boesemani's or possibly some other types. I was looking to find some natural inhabitants of their natural habitat when I came across the Melanotaenia Ajamaruensis. It looks exactly like a Boesemani but has deeper colors. I've always wondered why I could never find male Boesemani's that looked like the larger one in my tank and this explains why. Anyone have any idea where I can get these?
Does this help?
http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/ajamaruensis.htm


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Yea that is where I found out about these. After doing more looking maybe I don't have this. I'm looking at the coloration mainly. I'm just confused as to why mine is so dark but any others that I've seen are not this dark.
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Yea that is where I found out about these. After doing more looking maybe I don't have this. I'm looking at the coloration mainly. I'm just confused as to why mine is so dark but any others that I've seen are not this dark.
Maybe the dedicated rainbow forums could help sort it out.
I only keep Australian Rainbows from NSW, QLD.
Sorry, Not much help.


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I'll check them out and see what I can find out. I was just curious is all. Thanks for the help!
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Late post, but I am pretty sure Melanotaenia ajamaruensis is not circulating in the hobby.

There are two forms of M. boesemani in the hobby, the larger generally more yellow form from lake Ayamaru (Ajamaru) and the smaller more intense and generally orange colour form from Late Aytinjo.
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I guess I should've posted this here instead of in my journal.

So I was doing some searching around about rainbowfish as I would like to get a few more Boesemani's or possibly some other types. I was looking to find some natural inhabitants of their natural habitat when I came across the Melanotaenia Ajamaruensis. It looks exactly like a Boesemani but has deeper colors. I've always wondered why I could never find male Boesemani's that looked like the larger one in my tank and this explains why. Anyone have any idea where I can get these?
I was going to say, if anyone knows Rainbowfish (name on the forum, aka Gary Lange) or Sanj would know where to find em.

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Late post, but I am pretty sure Melanotaenia ajamaruensis is not circulating in the hobby.

There are two forms of M. boesemani in the hobby, the larger generally more yellow form from lake Ayamaru (Ajamaru) and the smaller more intense and generally orange colour form from Late Aytinjo.
Beat me to the punch lol.



There are so many species I want to keep badly, but they are no longer in the hobby, or not available in the U.S.
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