Rainbowfish are a group of small colourful fish found in the rivers and lakes of Australia and New Guinea. They are active swimmers, often schooling near the surface of the aquarium. Rainbows will vary in size from the dwarf Pseudomugil species (including Threadfin and Forktail rainbows, etc) maxing out around 1.5 inches to the larger Melanotaenia species (including Boesemanii and Turquoise rainbows) reaching 4 inches. All species of Rainbowfish are perfectly suited for community aquariums.
The neon dwarf rainbow, or praecox rainbow fish, loves to school and the colors on these fish get bolder and bolder as the fish age. These fish are easy to care for in the aquarium.
Scientific Name: Melanotaenia praecox
Lifespan: 3 years
Max Size: 2 inches
Food: Flake, live, frozen
Shipping Size: Approx. 1 inch