Scientific Name: Melanotaenia nigrans
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 2 to 3 inches
Approximate Full Size: 5 to 7 inches
Native Region: Australia
An energetic fish that displays a great deal of diversity in coloration. Reflecting greens, yellows, blues, oranges, and reds, each fish will show differently in different lighting conditions as light reflects off the tips of the scales. Hardy and peaceful, this eager eater will accept dried, frozen, and live foods. It prefers a bit of salt added to the water and prefers cooler temperatures than many tropical fish - something around 70 degrees should be fine.