(Melanotaenia etnaensis)

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Remarks: Melanotaenia etnaensis was collected by Heiko Bleher many years ago. Gary Lange was the only person in the United States keeping this species until he gave eggs to Marcel Wuethrich in January 2021. This species is rare in the hobby, and is well known for the spectacular array of colors on its underside. This species is generally found in deeper pools within Etna Bay littered with fallen logs and branches from the surrounding rainforest. 

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia etnaensis

Common Name:

Max Size: 4"

pH: 7.4-8.8

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 77-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Indonesia

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

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

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

Tank Mate Options:

  • Boesemani Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani)
  • Red Neon Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil luminatus)
  • Peacock Gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda)

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**Pictures provided by Marcel Wuethrich**


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