Aquarium Connection Home Page Aquarium Connection Twitter Feed Aquarium Connection YouTube Videos Aquarium Connection Facebook Fan Page Aquarium Connection Login Page Aquarium Connectio About Us Page Aquarium Connection Customer Service Page /how_to_ord.php Aquarium Connection Aquarium Store Page Aquarium Connection Pond Store Website Aquarium Connection My Favorites Page Aquarium Connection Home Page Aquarium Connection Join & Save Auquarum Connection Checkout/Cart Page
March 22, 2018
Product Search
Advanced Search
Search Tips
Search Pond Only
Browse by Category
Air Pumps
Air Stones & Diffusers
Air Tubing
Air Valves
Algae Control
Aquarium Mats
Aquariums & Kits*
Breeding Equipment
Canister Filter
Canister Filter
Ceramics Decorations
Check Valves
Cleaning Supplies
CO2 Accessories
CO2 Atomizer
CO2 Diffusers
CO2 Glassware
CO2 Kit / Refill
CO2 Regulators
Controllers & Monitors
Cooling Fans
Coral Propagation
Feeders & Dosers
Filter Media
Filter Media*
Foods, Frozen
Glass Feeder Planter
Glass Feeders
Glass Inflow & Outflow
Glass Shrimp Deco
Glass Siphon Box
Gravel & Substrates
Heating & Cooling
Nets & Netting
Oxygen Reactor
pH/gH/kH Products
Plant & Shrimp Substrates
Plant Care
Planted Scissors & Tweezers
Planted Scissors &Tweezers
Pond Fountain Heads
Pond Liners
Pond Statuary
Pond Water Conditioners
Predator & Pest Deterrent
Protein Skimmers
Reef Nutrition
Reef Nutrition, Live
Reptile & Amphibian
Shrimp Nutrients
Snail Treatments
Stream Pumps & Powerheads
Supplements & Additives*
Surface Skimmers
Tap Water Purification
Test Kits
Titanium Heaters
UV Rep. Lamps
UV Sterilizers
Replacement Parts
Miscellaneous Products
Browse hundreds of news articles, product reviews and how-to information.
Ember Tetra
Telmatochromis sp. Temporalis
White Cloud Mountain minnow
Spotted Copeina
Lemon Tetra
Cherry Barb
Penguin Tetra
Wait, that's not a cory! Aspidoras poecilus
Blood Parrot Cichlid (Amphilophus citrinellus x Paraneetroplus synspilushas)
Spotted Hatchetfish
Green Dwarf Pike, A Tiny Terror
Pearl Gourami, a Community Aquarium Gem
The Dwarf Gourami, a showpiece for the smaller aquarium
Mees' Pimelodid, a tiny pictus cat alternative.
more . . .
Keyword Search
Title Dwarf Kamaka Rainbow (Melanotaenia kamaka)

Sara Waller

Last Updated



A brief description of the dwarf kamaka rainbow.

Image result for Melanotaenia kamaka

The dwarf kamaka rainbow is a small schooling fish that is found in Lake Kamaka near Triton Bay, Irian Jaya.  This species is of  the typical elongated rainbow appearance.  It has a blue and silvery coloration similar to the larger turquoise rainbow.  It grows to an adult size of 2.5 to 3.5 inches in length.  Female fin coloration is generally more diffuse and more translucent when compared to males. Males increase in body depth as they mature. 

Related image

The dwarf kamaka rainbow should be maintained in an aquarium of 30 gallons or larger, as it is a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 6 or more.  They will look their best on a dark, sandy substrate (CS6631) with driftwood (ZM2000) in a well planted tank.  Dried leaf litter, such as Indian almond leaves (CS706), can provide extra cover and a secondary food source.  Moderate water flow and subdued lighting is preferred.  

Image result for Super Natural Tahitian Moon Black

The dwarf kamaka rainbow prefers a temperature of 72°F to 78°F, a pH of 7.0 to 7.8, and a hardness of 6 to 14°H.  

The dwarf kamaka rainbow is typically a very peaceful fish.  When kept in groups of 6 or more, it makes a suitable resident for a planted community aquarium.  Do not keep the dwarf kamaka rainbow with any fish large enough to eat it or with aggressive fish.  Good tank mates include cory catfishes, many tetras, pencil fishes, hatchet fishes, peaceful dwarf cichlids, and small algae eating catfishes (otocinclus, bristle nose, clown, and rubber plecos).  

Image result for community aquarium

Dwarf kamaka rainbows are not fussy eaters in the aquarium and will readily accept a wide variety of foods.  For maximum color, growth, and health these fish will look their best when given probiotics in addition to a balanced diet including quality flake, freeze dried, and frozen foods.  We have seen amazing results using AquaLife Bio-Pro Plus and CS Pro Flakes with Calanus and Spirulina (AL165) in addition to frozen blood worms (SF4792) and brine shrimp (SF6777).


Products related to this article
Super Natural Tahitian Moon Black 20lb Premium Aquarium Substrate
Mopani Wood 6-8
CS Pro Flake Calanus & Spirulina Food 1oz
Bloodworms Cube 3.5oz

Show other
Related Products
Log In | About Us | Customer Service | How To Order
Aquarium Store | Pond Store | My Favorites | Join & Save | Shopping Cart

© 2014 Aquarium Connection. All rights reserved.