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Boeseman's Rainbowfish are generally easy to keep and suited for the beginner aquarist. A bright bi-coloured Rainbowfish the body is split in half, blue to yellow to orange. One of the most popular Rainbowfish in the aquarium hobby.

They are active swimmers and prefer to be kept in shoals of 6 or more in planted yet spacious aquariums. This species inhabits lakes swampy but clear lakes in West Papua.


Features of Boeseman's RainbowFish:

  • Prefers more alkaline water (7.2 - 8.0 pH).
  • Enjoys warmers waters (25 - 28 degrees Celsius).
  • Peaceful community fish with fish of similar size & temperament.
  • Readily spawns in aquariums
  • Vibrant bi-coloured body of blue to yellow/orange


Tank Mate Compatibility:

Boeseman's Rainbowfish are peaceful community fish that prefer to swim in groups of 6 or more. Best kept in a ratio of one male to two-three females. They can also be kept with other peaceful community fish.

Here’s a list of some of the best tank mates for your Boeseman's Rainbowfish.



Boeseman's Rainbowfish are omnivore. They feed on algae and spirulina based foods as well as protein rich foods such as high-quality flake foods, small pellets, brine shrimp, and any type of worms. For vibrant and bright fish, ensure protein rich foods are supplied regularly. 

For vibrant and bright fish, ensure protein rich foods are supplied regularly.

Boeseman's Rainbowfish have small throats, ensure food size is smaller. 




Boeseman's Rainbowfish are best suited to a longer aquarium as they are active and energetic swimmers. An aquarium 4ft or larger is recommended. They are also well known jumpers, thus their aquarium should be well covered. 

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Boeseman's Rainbowfish prefer water temperatures between 25  ⁰C - 28  ⁰C. 

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Boeseman's Rainbowfish are happiest in a dimly lit environment. Their natural environment are swampy but clear lakes, dense with vegetation. We recommend LED aquarium lighting with adjustable brightness to ensure the light level can be altered for happy fish. 

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Boeseman's Rainbowfish enjoy good water quality. Ensure adequate filtration and flow in your aquarium.

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Blehers Rainbowfish enjoy dark substrates that mimic their natural habitat. 

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Plants for Rainbowfish:

Boeseman's Rainbowfish prefer spacious planted aquariums with medium to large plants, including floating plants. Their natural habitat is dense with vegetation. Plant the background with tall growing plants, leaving the foreground an open space for swimming.

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Decorations for Rainbowfish:

The natural habitat of Boeseman's Rainbowfish contains lots of logs, tree stumps and plants for shelter. Rock & wood can be placed in the aquarium to mimic natural habitats and provide hiding locations to retreat to. 

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Additional Information

Fish Keeping Snapshot

Preferred Water Parameters