Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia boesemani)


One of the most popular rainbowfish in the hobby, the Boesemani Rainbow originates from remote lakes in Irian Jaya, Indonesia but has been bred for the aquarium trade for many years. A peaceful, loosely schooling species, this rainbow is ideal for most medium-sized community aquariums and is especially popular for planted tanks. For the best behavior and color, we recommend keeping these fish in groups of at least 5 or more.



Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia boesemani)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 4″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm