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Brief Summary

    Boeseman's rainbowfish: Brief Summary
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    Boeseman's rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani ), also known as the Boesemani rainbowfish, is a species of fish in the family Melanotaeniidae family.

Comprehensive Description

    Biology
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    Inhabits lakes which are situated at the headwaters of the Ajamaru River in Irian Jaya which drains into the Kais River eventually flowing to the Ceram Sea. Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
    Boeseman's rainbowfish
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    Boeseman's rainbowfish (Melanotaenia boesemani ), also known as the Boesemani rainbowfish, is a species of fish in the family Melanotaeniidae family.

    Geographic range

    M. boesemani is endemic to the Ayamaru Lakes and their tributaries in a mountainous region of the Bird's Head Peninsula, West Papua, Indonesia.[1]

    Etymology

    The specific name, boesemani, is in honour of Dutch ichthyologist Marinus Boeseman, the collector of the type specimens.[2]

    In captivity

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    A Boesemani Rainbow in the Aquarium Hobby

    M. boesemani is also available in the aquarium hobby, where it is prized for its excellent colours and peaceful demeanor. The colour pattern is completely different from most other forms of rainbowfish, as it has a half orange-red rear and a bluish-grey or purple front which in some specimens is almost defined perfectly. M. boesemani will often grow to lengths that exceed 10 cm (3.9 in) if given the right food and water conditions. They are kept best in groups due to their community and friendly nature and can be easily kept with many different species of fish, including some tetras. They are a relatively hardy fish that prefer weakly alkaline pH conditions. Good tank mates include other rainbowfish, barbs, and loaches. However, smaller freshwater shrimps in the Caridina and Neocaridina genus may be viewed as prey.

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    References

    1. ^ "Melanotaenia boesemani (Boeseman's rainbowfish)". Seriously Fish. Retrieved 2016-01-07..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ "Melanotaenia boesemani ". rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au. Retrieved 2016-01-07.

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 5 - 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 14; Analspines: 1; Analsoft rays: 17 - 23

Diseases and Parasites

    Diseases and Parasites
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    Ichthyobodo Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
    Diseases and Parasites
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    Skin Flukes. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
    Diseases and Parasites
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    Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases

Life Cycle

    Life Cycle
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    Distinct pairing (Ref. 205).

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Benefits