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
July 20, 2018
Product Search
Advanced Search
Search Tips
Manufacturers
Search Pond Only
Browse by Category
Additives*
Aeration*
Aquarium Mats
Aquariums & Kits*
Breeding & Propagation*
Breeding Equipment
Check Valves
Cleaning Supplies
Controllers & Monitors
Cooling Fans
Coral Propagation
Decorations*
Feeders & Dosers
Filter & Reactor Media*
Filtration*
Foods & Feeding*
Gravel & Substrates*
Heating & Cooling
Heating & Cooling*
Lighting*
Maintenance & Cleaning*
Medications, Prevention, & Pests*
Medications,Prevention, & Pests*
Miscellaneous Products*
Plant Care & CO2*
Plumbing & Tubing*
Pond Liners & Accessories*
Pumps & Flow*
Testing & Controllers*
Thermometers
Water Conditioners, R/O, & Salt*
Replacement Parts
Miscellaneous Products
 
Browse hundreds of news articles, product reviews and how-to information.
Angelicus Botia
Zebra Knifefish
Blue Arowana
Apistogramma borellii
Agassizi's Dwarf Cichlid
Cockatoo Cichlid
Black Ruby Barb
Blue Eyed Cichlid
Red Rainbow
Burmese Rosy Loach
Millennium Rainbow
Lemon Tetra
Telmatochromis sp. Temporalis
Cherry Barb
more . . .
Keyword Search
Title Dwarf Kamaka Rainbow (Melanotaenia kamaka)
Author

Sara Waller

Last Updated

2017-04-05

Abstract

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
CS6631
 
Mopani Wood 6-8
ZM2000
 
CS Pro Flake Calanus & Spirulina Food 1oz
AL165
 
Bloodworms Cube 3.5oz
SF4792

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.