Goldie River Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia goldiei)

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Goldie River Rainbowfish

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Goldie River Rainbowfish

Melanotaenia goldiei

170 Litres (45 US G.)

11-12 cm (4.3-4.7")




7.0 - 7.8

25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)

8-10 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years



Additional names

Goldie River Rainbowfish

Additional scientific names

Aristeus goldiei

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Mature males are much more vivid in colour than females. On mature males, the first dorsal fin will overlap the second dorsal fin.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful and sociable fish that should be kept in groups of 4-5 or more. A good mix of males and females (more females to males) will show the male's true colours as they display to each other. Keep with other peaceful fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake, as well as live/frozen food like bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

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