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BLACK BANDED RAINBOW

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BLACK BANDED RAINBOW

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Beginner
Max Growth Size: 7-10 cm
Temperament: Peaceful, community fish.

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.0-7.6
General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

 

Range

Northern Territory and Cape York Peninsula, Queensland

 

Reproduction

Eggs scattered among plants, usually spawns in morning. First food for fry: Powder foods, Vinegar eels.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous, accepts most standard foods. Avoid beefheart.

 

Additional Comments

This small slender rainbow is best kept with other small species, otherwise the males may be intimidated by larger tankmates and not show their full colour. Develops attractive mauve and golden colouration when showing breeding colours. Suitable for moderate sized planted tanks, best kept in a small school.

 

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