(Melanotaenia goldiei) "Tappini"

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Remarks: (Melanotaenia goldiei) "Tappini" is a collection of (Melanotaenia goldiei) made by Heiko Bleher around the later 1980s, and Gary Lange was the only one to still have this species in his collection. This fish is almost lost in the hobby and can be difficult to come by. These were collected from the Loloipa River, which is an upper tributary of the Angabanga River that flows to the sea near Bereina, Papua New Guinea. Despite its rather long association with the aquarium hobby, there is not much written about them in aquarium literature. 

Scientific Name: (Melanotaenia goldiei)

Common Name

Max Size: 4"

pH: 7.0-7.8

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 75-83°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Indonesia

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Flake or pellet, frozen and live food

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

Tank Mate Options:

  • Red Neon Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil luminatus)
  • Peacock Gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda)
  • (Melanotaenia etnaensis)

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**Photos and fish provided by Marcel Wuethrich**


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