Live Rainbowfish

Blue Kamaka Rainbow


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Remarks: Kamaka Rainbows (Melanotaenia kamaka) are a smaller species of rainbowfish and have a unique steel-blue and white coloration. They are named for the lake they are found in - Lake Kamakawaiar.

he fish are omnivorous and should be fed a quality flake food with supplemental proteins such as baby brine shrimp. They require clean water but tolerate a wide variety of water parameters. By providing frequent water changes, you will be rewarded with nearly continuous spawning attempts. Melanotaenia species deposit eggs in weedy areas (often mimicked by a yarn mop) and the eggs hatch 7-10 days later. Eggs can be harvested for hatching in separate tanks to avoid predation. Most Rainbows show their best colors at sunrise, when the males display their bright fins for potential mates. Having more females than males will allow for proper color displays and avoid any unwanted aggression towards lone females.

Scientific Name: Melanotaenia kamaka

Common Name: Kamaka Rainbowfish

Max Size: 2.75"

pH: 6.5-8.0

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 72-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Indonesia

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Small schooling fish, livebearers, small rainbowfish like M. praecox or Blue-Eyes, small catfish, Gudgeons, Garra.