Boesman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Boesmani)

Boesman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia Boesmani)

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ITS–G-63-1-MELANOTAENIA-BOSMANIThe Boesman’s Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesmani), called in Indonesian the Boesmani, is one of the three rainbow fish native to Papua. The fish is found in the Ayamaru Lake, Papua.

The front body of the fish is generally a purple blue colour, while its rear is yellow. It is nine centimetres in length.

They are omnivorous and swim at all levels. Its cultivation is not difficult. The aquarium needs to be designed to appear like its natural habitat, densely planted with vegetation.

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