Neon Rainbow Fish

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Description of the Neon Rainbow Fish

The Neon Rainbow Fish is the perfect aquarium fish. It is very colorful and doesn't grow too large. It is a very peaceful fish and integrates well with other species. The males tend to be a deeper blue than the females and often have a red edging on their fins. It is advisable to keep a school of at least six fish together in your tank.

Popular Name: Neon Rainbow Fish
Species: Melanotaenia praecox

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Neon Rainbow Fish

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Profile of the Neon Rainbow Fish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Neon Rainbow Fish species.

  • Size: 6cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 7, Neutral to Hard

  • Diet / Feeding: Mosquito Larvae, Mysis Shrimp, Bloodworm and Daphnia

  • Temperament: Good

  • Habitat: Rivers and Streams in New Guinea, Indonesia

  • Behaviour: Very peaceful

  • Range: New Guinea, Indonesia

Scientific Classification of the Neon Rainbow Fish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Melanotaenia praecox

  • Popular Name: Neon Rainbow,  Dwarf Neon Rainbow,  Dwarf Rainbowfish

  • Kingdom: Melanotaeniidae

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Atheriniformes

  • Family: Melanotaeniidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Neon Rainbow Fish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Neon Rainbow Fish slimy?
Neon Rainbow Fish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Neon Rainbow Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Neon Rainbow Fish have gills?
Gills enable the Neon Rainbow Fish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Neon Rainbow Fish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Neon Rainbow Fish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Neon Rainbow Fish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Neon Rainbow Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Neon Rainbow Fish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Neon Rainbow Fish

Neon Rainbow Fish

  • Interesting Information about Neon Rainbow Fish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Neon Rainbow Fish slimy?

  • Why do the Neon Rainbow Fish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Neon Rainbow Fish have fins?

  • Species: Melanotaenia praecox

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