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Melanotaenia praecox

Melanotaenia praecox
Neon Dwarf Rainbow
The Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish was scientifically described by Weber & Beaufort in 1910. Its scientific name is Melanotaenia praecox.
The Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish can reach a length of roughly 6 cm. The body is neon blue with contrasting red dorsal, anal and caudal fins.
The Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish is of a peaceful disposition and can be kept with other non-aggressive species in the community aquarium or with its own kind only in a species aquarium. Always keep at least five Dwarf Neon Rainbowfishes together, ideally more. Ideally combine fishes of roughly the same size. The aquarium should contain a lot of aquatic plants and good hiding spots. Keep the water temperature in the 22-28 degrees range. Unlike many other rainbowfishes, the Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish prefers acidic water.

又名小彩虹,原产地澳洲,属虹银汉鱼科。体长5-6cm ,纺锥形。背鳍分为前后两个,背鳍、臀鳍上下对称,鳍条低矮等宽似带状。体色淡黄绿色,体侧有数条点状粉红色纵线。鳃盖上有一个红色圆斑,背鳍、臀鳍鲜红色,尾鳍但红色。鱼体周边镶着红边,在光线照射下犹如一个泛着红光的蓝色幽灵,非常美丽。