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Yakati rainbowfish - Melanotaenia angfa

Yakati rainbowfish - Melanotaenia angfa

Scientific name: Melanotaenia angfa

Common name: Yakati rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 13 cm (4.33 - 5.12 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 24 - 26 °C (75.2 - 78.8°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Oceania

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Food and feeding

Yakati rainbowfish will accept all foods offered, quality flake and pellets should form the staple diet, weekly treats of blood worm or brine shrimp should also be given.

Origin

New Guinea; Yakati rainbowfish are to be found in the mountain streams.

Sexing

There is insufficient data available to sex Melanotaenia angfa.

Breeding

As of yet, this species has never been bred in the aquarium, it is believed that in the wild it spreads its eggs in the substrate and amongst the plants. If trying to reproduce this in the aquarium, add hiding places and a spawning mop. Once the eggs are laid the mop should be removed to another tank or container for hatching. Rainbow fish fry are very small; feeding them on Infusoria would be the most suitable food.

Lifespan

It is believed that Melanotaenia angfa has a life span of 10+ years.

Short description

There is not a lot of data available on this species; it has yet to be introduced into the aquarium hobby in the same level as the other rainbow fish species.

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