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The Parkinsoni Rainbow, scientifically known as Melanotaenia parkinsoni, is a stunning and vibrant freshwater fish species native to New Guinea. It is highly sought after by aquarists for its striking colors and lively behavior.


The Parkinsoni Rainbow is a relatively small fish, reaching a maximum size of about 3 inches. It is recommended to keep them in a well-maintained aquarium of at least 20 gallons to provide ample swimming space. These fish are peaceful in nature and can be kept with other peaceful species in a community setup.


Feeding the Parkinsoni Rainbow is relatively easy, as they are omnivorous. They readily accept a varied diet that includes high-quality flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods such as brine shrimp and daphnia. Offering a diverse diet will ensure their nutritional needs are met.


One of the unique traits of the Parkinsoni Rainbow is its striking coloration. It displays a vibrant mix of iridescent blues, greens, and yellows along its body, making it a true gem in any aquarium. The males often exhibit more intense colors and elongated fins, adding to their visual appeal.


Water Parameters:

  • pH: 7.0-8.0
  • gH: 10-15
  • kH: 6-10
  • TDS: 150-250
  • Temperature: 75-82°F


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always available to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have regarding the care of your Parkinsoni Rainbow.

Parkinsoni Rainbow

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