Yellow Rainbow (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)
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Yellow Rainbow (Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi)


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Common Name: Yellow Rainbow
Proper Name: Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi
Category: Rainbow Fish
Temperature: 21 - 26 C
Temperament Active
Maximum Size: 9 cm
 
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Beautiful fish and very peaceful. I have one male and two females and they get along great with all tankmates, even my more hyper boesemani rainbows.
 
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Color can range from navy blue with bright orange highlights, to lime green to lemon yellow, and anything in between depending on mood. Great for unique color and personality. Don't keep with blue eyes as it will tend to bully them. (had to get rid of mine because of this)
 
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I have a school of about 5-6 in my 125g. These are really cool and their color shows best with a dark background, substrate and a lot of lush green plant growth. Always busy swimming back and forth around mid-tank level. Mine love a diet of frozen bloodworms, live blackworms, flake and crumble. Really interesting to watch the males "flash" to attract a mate. Have to see it to believe it.

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