Monthly Archive: November 2014

What You Should Know About Boesemani Rainbow Fish?


It is always nice to have rainbow fishes in your home aquarium. When you are shopping for rainbow fishes, you should remember the fact that there are different types of rainbow fishes available. They come in different sizes with different variations in color. Boesemani Rainbow is a kind of rainbow fish, which is also called as Melanotaenia boesemani. This fish looks beautiful with its vibrant colors that make your home aquarium more beautiful. These fishes are characterized by bluish purple head and attractive yellow and orange in the posterior.

The female fish looks dull in color, and they come in shiny silver. These fishes are very perfect for beginners as they are relatively easy to care. These fishes require at least 30 gallon size tank and have an omnivorous diet. The tank should minimum 4 feet long and having dark gravel and stones inside the tank can make the fish look bright and vibrant. These fishes are peaceful in nature and do not fight with other fishes in the same tank. Though the mouth of the Melanotaenia boesemani is large, their throats are very narrow. Therefore, one should not feed it with bigger size foods.