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Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani)


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Common Name: Boesemani Rainbowfish
Proper Name: Melanotaenia boesemani
Category: Rainbow Fish
Temperature: 26 - 30 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 6 cm
 
Algae Grower
 
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Bosemani rainbows are the most common rainbowfish in pet stores, but if you can get them from a reputable breeder, you'll be happy you did because they will be far more colorful. Also, one of the three pictures here is of a Melanotaenia trifasciata (looks like it may not be a pure location because it is not very colorful). The bosemanis are the ones that are half orange and half blue. Females look very different though!
 
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Also, be advised that the size listed in the profile is wrong. Adult males will often reach lengths of 15 cm, and since these are active schooling fish, they should be kept in a group of at least 5 individuals in a tank that is at the very least, 4 ft long and 55 gallons, although an even larger tank is preferable. Could someone please delete the picture of the trifasciata, or move it to the correct profile?
 
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Im in thinking about geting thease for a 29 gal, however, 15 cm and a schaoling fish, i guess i cant..
 
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Truly a beautiful rainbowfish. A good school of 5 will suffice in a 60 gallon if you want them.
 
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I've only been in fish keeping for a year so I'm not sure what to do but , I have a 55 gallon fish tank right now . Would I be able to keep some of these guys in there ?
 
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iv had them in my 30 gallons and they did fine and that was with 4. These are my favorite rainbow
 
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I've found these fish to be amazing. They have similarly tenacious personality to pacus when feeding. I briefly tried a school of 6 in a 40 gallon African tank, far to small. But if you had a tank 6 ft or longer you could keep a cloud of these with more aggressive fish. Very durable and colorful I highly recommend them. They do well in community setups as well. Be sure to have an adequately large tank with adequate current and you'll really enjoy them.

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