Among the huge varieties of Rainbow fishes, Axelrodi Rainbow Fish is one of the popular types. This fish is originated in Australia and belongs to the Melanotaeniidae family. This fish can grow to a maximum size of 4 inches, and they have an omnivorous diet habit. The minimum tank size required for this fish is 50 gallons and can be maintained or cared easily. Also called as Lake Tebera Rainbow, the Axelrodi Rainbow Fish comes in striking blue color that stunningly glows in the natural sunlight. This schooling fish are very peaceful in nature.
Like most rainbow fish type, these fishes features dorsal fins, silver/black bands, wide mouth, large eyes. The ideal aquarium set up for these fishes are bunches of plants along the sides with open water space in the middle. This set up helps the fish to roam freely and also some space for hiding and privacy. The spawning may be triggered due to the sunlight, and the fry should be fed with tiny live foods. Axelrodi Rainbow fish should not be fed with bigger foods even though they have wide mouths. That’s because their throat is narrow and cannot swallow the big foods. Prepared frozen, flake food are ideal for these fishes.