The Melanotaeniids or Melanotaeniidae, They are a family of fish originating in Australia and New Guinea, They are living in freshwater rivers and warm, although it is also possible to find some examples in the estuaries of these same rivers. A fish of this family They are called rainbow fish, for their showy and flashy colors. They have elongated bodies and compressed laterally, and their state of freedom remain free mosquito rivers. They are not too big fish, acuariofilia very appreciated for its ease of adaptation to tropical community aquariums, besides being relatively simple reproduction in captivity.

Iris red bow fish

Glossolepis incisus Also know as Red rainbowfish, Salmon-red, Rianbow Fish, It is a peaceful fish and very shy, gregarious which may be part of a Community hot water tank, along with other species also have similar habits. They are relatively easy to reproduce in aquarium, with temperatures between 24º and 26ºC. Oval shape and have small head, giving the feeling of being a fish Hunchback. Its coloration is a very attractive red color.

Rainbow Fish of the Yamary

Melanotaenia boesemani It is a very active fish, Gregarious and peaceful. It reproduces easily in an aquarium with temperatures between 24º and 26ºC. They are omnivorous, They eat all kinds of live foods and lyophilised. Free consume almost any prey that is on the surface of the water. The highlight of these fish, It is their pigmentation, with very bold, bright colors. Unfortunately, It is a fish species that is endangered. Do not worry, rainbow fish you find your pet store, They come from farms specialized. See: Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish dwarf iris

Melanotaenia maccullochi Is another fish of this family so unique, which it is a bit different from the rest, as when in his youth, fish are very unattractive, but when they grow do honor to the name of Rainbow Fish. They are gregarious fish, very easy to keep in a community aquarium, although because of the great activities performed, They can reach disturbing other species quieter. At the same the rest of the family members of melanotaeniids, are omnivorous and have no problem to consume prey alive or dry food.