|of rainbow fish|
|all & CROSS, 1980|
the Harlekin Regenbogenfisch (Melanotaenia boesemani), also splendour rainbow fish mentioned, is one of the most beautiful representatives of its kind. It can be held in water with values of 5°GH-25°GH and a pH value of 6,5-8,1 at temperatures by 24-26°C. The breed becomes quite simple, whereby in a bundle Javamoos is abgelaicht. The extremely slow growth of the fish, which are attained full growth with 1.5 years perhaps only, is remarkable. With good attitude they can reach an age of over 8 years. The socialization with peaceful fish is easily possible in a sufficiently large basin.