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Checkered Rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Melanotaenia splendida inornata
Common Name: Checkered Rainbowfish.
Size: Up to 6 inches (115 cm)
Habitat: AUSTRALIA: Streams and rivers around the Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia.
Min Tank Size: At least a 55 gallon for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous, frozen, flake and live.
Behavior: Very active, give plenty of room. Schooling, more than 6 recommended. 
Water: pH 6.5 to 8.0, dH 8 - 10°, temperature 75° to 91°F (24 – 33°C) 
Care: Easy. Keep two males to several females.
Communities: Good, keep with other peaceful fish. 
Suitability: Good for all. 

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