Australian rainbowfish

The rainbowfishes are a family of small, colourful, freshwater fish that are found in northern and eastern Australia and New Guinea and in the Southeast Asian Islands.

The Australian rainbowfish lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 7.0, dH range: 10 environment.

The Australian Rainbowfish was described by Castelnau in 1878. More

Australian Rainbowfish should be kept in an aquarium of at least 50 gallons as they grow to a size of around 5 ½ inches at full maturity. More

shrimp and Australian rainbowfish of some sort. The Aussie rainbows seem to be rather drab with no distinct colouration, though they could just be young. The largest I have seen was 2 inches. More

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Australian rainbowfishes have been maintained in home aquaria at least since the beginning of the last century. As early as 1915, Albert Gale in his book Aquarian Nature Studies & Economic Fish Farming made known the hobby of keeping Australian freshwater fishes. More

People sometimes talk about "The Australian Rainbowfish", but this is misleading. There are many types of Australian Rainbowfish. In some areas of Queensland it seems that almost every little watercourse or lake has at least a colour variety. More

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Common names

australian rainbowfish in English
Australischer Perlmutterregenbogenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Australsk regnbuefisk in Danish (dansk)
Crimson-spotted jewelfish in English
Crimson-spotted rainbowfish in English
Jokisateenkaarikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Murray river rainbowfish in English
Murray river sunfish in English
Murray-Darling sunfish in English
Pink-ear in English
Pink-eared rainbowfish in English
Rainbow-fish in English
河虹銀漢魚 in Mandarin Chinese
河虹银汉鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
緋紅點鰭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
绯红点鳍鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Atheriniformes
Family : Melanotaeniidae
Genus : Melanotaenia
Species : Melanotaenia fluviatilis
Authority : Castelnau, 1878