Western rainbowfish

The Western rainbowfish lives in the pelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 8.0 environment.

Western Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia australisWestern Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia australis Western Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia australis = The Western Rainbowfish was collected from a stream in north-western Australia during the early 1870’s by a minister named Bostock. More

Western Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau, 1875) syn. More

* Western rainbowfish, Melanotaenia australis (Castelnau, 1875) * Batanta rainbowfish, Melanotaenia batanta Allen & Renyaan, 1998 * Boeseman's rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani Allen & Cross, 1980 * Blue rainbowfish, Melanotaenia caerulea Allen, 1996 More

Western Rainbowfish, but is sold under many different (and incorrect) names. This species is from Australia, and my only non-New Guinea rainbowfish. He’s a tough fish: I once had a CO2 system (for fertilizing aquatic plants) be berserk in the middle of the night. More

The western rainbowfish is a small, endemic freshwater fish distributed throughout the north of Western Australia. Whenever suitable habitat is present, it is usually very abundant. More

Common names

australian rainbowfish in English
Red-tailed rainbowfish in English
Vestaustralsk regnbuefisk in Danish (dansk)
Western Australian jewel-fish in English
Western Australian sun-fish in English
Western rainbowfish in English
Westlicher Regenbogenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Westralian sunfish in English
澳洲虹銀漢魚 in Mandarin Chinese
澳洲虹银汉鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Melanotaeniidae
Genus : Melanotaenia
Species : Melanotaenia australis
Authority : Castelnau, 1875