Scientific Name: Melanotaenia praecox
Ease of Care: Easy
Approximate Arrival Size: 1 to 1.5 inches
Approximate Full Size: 2 to 3 inches
Native Region: Australia, New Guinea
With a maximum length under 3 inches, the Neon Dwarf Rainbow has all of the positive traits of its larger cousin and is, therefore, perfect for smaller and medium-sized community aquariums. Preferring slightly saline water of about 75 degrees, this schooling fish will readily accept dried, frozen, or live foods. Given its high energy level, frequent feedings (without overfeeding) are welcomed.