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Rainbowfish, Australian

Rainbowfish, Australian

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia splendida


Status: Data Deficient


Habitat: These fish are widespread and abundant in all the larger rivers in central Australia.


Diet: Omnivorous, these fish eat algae, insects, microcrustaceans, and other small invertebrates.


Length: Less than 3 to 6 inches.

This species of rainbowfish is slightly dimorphic, meaning that the males and females are different in appearance. Males are slightly larger with a more intense rainbow effect.

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