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Melanotaenia sp. "Running River" Rainbowfish

Melanotaenia sp. "Running River" Rainbowfish

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This undescribed rainbowfish from the Upper Burdekin River was almost lost to hybridization by invading Eastern Rainbowfish! With hobbyist funding and efforts from Austrialian Ichthyologist Dr. Peter Unmack and his lab, pure specimens were raised artificially and reintroduced to another part of the river where no rainbowfish existed previously. The project proved successful as the wild population has since grown and reestablished itself in the new location. However, captive care still ensures the survival of this species should the new population succumb to invasion or habitat loss. 

In captivity, this species can reach 3 to 4 inches, with males display red fins and horizontal black lines along the flanks. Overall this fish expresses a yellowish-green color scheme and is a rare treasure in the rainbowfish hobby!

Shipping & DOA Policy

Shipping days are Monday Tuesday and Wednesday in case any delay the fish wont be stuck in traship over the weeked. All live fish will be shipped ONLY through overnight shipping.


DOA Policy: Photo or video documentation of
dead fish in original packaging within 1 hour of first delivery
attempt. No coverage to delay or damage cause by postal office. DOA
Policy covers total cost of the fish shipping not included

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