Category: Aquarium Fish Other
Rainbow Fish is a variety of a small, multicolored, freshwater fish that belongs to the Melanotaeniidae family. This fish variety hails from New Guinea, Australia and several neighboring islands and they are largely found in the eastern and northern parts of Australia, islands in Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea, and the Raja Ampat Islands.
The Rainbow Fish breeds have a smaller size body, with a body length of 4.7 inches, with some varieties having a body length less than 2.4 inches, whereas a variety of Rainbow Fish called the Melanotaenia vanheurni, attains a maximum body length of 7.9 inches. These fish breeds live in an extensive variety of freshwater habitats, including lakes, rivers and swamps.
The Rainbow Fish breeds are the admired aquarium fish in company with Pseudomugil blue-eyes, which are the different small, multicolored fish largely found in an analogous collection and habitats. In the wild, a few Rainbow Fish have been harshly influenced by the violent introduced eastern mosquito fish variety called the Gambusia Holbrooki, tilapia cichlids, and contamination.
Rainbow Fish breeds are omnivorous, and they feed on tiny crustaceans, algae and insect larvae. Usually, Rainbow Fish breeds in captivity are fed with floating flake since in the wild they will habitually feed on pests floating on the water surface.
Although Rainbow Fish breeds spawn throughout the year, they lay particularly huge amounts of eggs at the commencement of the home rainy season. The eggs of the fish are attached to aquatic plants, and hatch after a period ranging from 7 to 18 days.
Usually, the Rainbow Fish breed performs well with the tropical group of fish, such as guppies, tetras and other varieties of the Rainbow Fish. However, two male Rainbow Fish breeds may fight during the breeding season, in the wild. So, if the fish is developed in an aquarium, only one male Rainbow Fish is supposed to be kept for each tank.
The average lifespan of the Rainbow Fish breed is 5 years.