Splendid Rainbow (Melanotaenia splendida)


An active fish native to the rivers of Australia, the Splendid Rainbow (Melanotaenia splendida) is also known as the Eastern Rainbowfish or the Australian Rainbowfish. Their broad, flashy bodies and peaceful schooling tendencies make them a popular choice for many freshwater tanks. This color phase of Melanotaenia splendida matures to have shimmery pale blue, green, and yellow bodies fading to white margins with colorful fins.



Splendid Rainbow (Melanotaenia splendida)

Origin: Aquaculture Asia
Diet: Omnivore, will accept most frozen and prepared foods
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Peaceful

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          7.0 – 7.8
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm