Lake Kurumoi Sunset Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia parva
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|Region:||Lake Kurumoi, New Guinea|
Lake Kurumoi Sunset Rainbowfish are a stunning species of rainbowfish endemic to Lake Kurumoi in New Guinea. As the name would suggest, their coloration is mostly a smooth gradient from a deep red-orange near the tail to a lighter orange at the front. Hints of blue can also be found behind the pectoral fin as well as a horizontal black bar running the length of the body.
The Lake Kurumoi Sunset Rainbow is an easy to keep, colorful, and active species that grows up to 4.5 inches long, requiring an aquarium of 30 gallons or more. They're a very peaceful and sociable species, preferring to be kept in shoals with other rainbowfish in peaceful community tanks. Although they prefer hard, alkaline water, they are generally adaptable to most common aquarium chemistries. It's important to provide them with the proper amount of cover, while leaving plenty of room for these very active swimmers to stretch their fine.
Lake Kurumoi Sunset Rainbowfish are omnivorous, and will readily accept most prepared foods that will fit into their small mouths.