Kiura Goldie Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia cf. goldiei)

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Remarks: Melanotaenia cf. goldiei have a wide distribution across New Guinea and Australia, and it is likely divisible into several species. The Kiura variant has a light-blue body with vibrant red fins and a dark lateral band. 

The fish are omnivorous and should be fed a quality flake food with supplemental proteins such as baby brine shrimp. They require clean water but tolerate a wide variety of water parameters. By providing frequent water changes, you will be rewarded with nearly continuous spawning attempts. Melanotaenia species deposit eggs in weedy areas (often mimicked by a yarn mop) and the eggs hatch 7-10 days later. Eggs can be harvested for hatching in separate tanks to avoid predation. Most Rainbows show their best colors at sunrise, when the males display their bright fins for potential mates. Having more females than males will allow for proper color displays and avoid any unwanted aggression towards lone females. 

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia cf. goldiei

Common Name: Kiura Goldie Rainbowfish

Max Size: 4"

pH: 7.0-8.0

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 70-80°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Oceania

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, small catfish. Peacock Gudgeons and Panda Garra are a great choice.

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$34.99

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