Parkinson's Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia parkinsoni)

Also known as Orange Rainbowfish, Parkinson's Rainbow, Ramuensis

Description

Also known as Orange Rainbowfish, Parkinson's Rainbow, Ramuensis.

Found in pairs or schools over lowland areas and rainforest streams.
They feed on filamentous algae and insects.
Length - 11cm
Depth - ?m
Oceania - Papua New Guinea

The Ramu Rainbowfish lives in the northern part of Papua New Guinea. It has been found in the Ramu Valley and in tributaries of the River Gogol. The typical Ramu Rainbowfish habitat is narrow creeks surrounded by densely grown rainforest. The water is normally clear and aquatic plants are scarce. The bottoms will normally consist of gravel. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/25638

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