Scientifically known as melanotaenia boesmani.This rainbowfish is one of the more colorful and more popular of rainbow fish. It grows to an average of five inches making it a medium sized rainbow fish. It is also one of the most expensive as well.
The behavior of this fish differs depending on the fish. larger males can nip at fins, but that is usually not the case. Keep these fish in a community without small fish such as the Neon tetra.
Feeding this fish requires live and prepared foods. It might take flake foods though.