Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia boesemani) 4cm
Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia boesemani) 3cm

Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia boesemani ) 4CM Pair

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The Boesemani Rainbowfish Melanotaenia boesemani are found in Asia, more specifically in the Vogelkop Peninsula of Western New Guinea (formerly Irian Jaya). They are found only in the waters and tributaries of Lakes Ayamaru, Hain, and Aitinjo. They inhabit swampy shallow areas that are densely vegetated and feed on small crustaceans, insects, and some vegetation. Other common names they are known by include Bicolor Rainbow fish and Boeseman’s Rainbowfish.

The Boeseman’s Rainbowfish are omnivores and are opportunistic feeders in the wild, with a natural diet of small crustaceans, insects, and some vegetation. In captivity, they should be given a high quality diet to encourage good colouration. A mix of live and processed foods is necessary for optimal health.

Buy processed foods in small amounts and frequently, as the nutritional value of these products quickly deteriorates past usefulness. Boesemani Rainbows relish live food like bloodworms and brine shrimp and the like. If these are unavailable, frozen (defrosted) substitutes would be fine.

Rainbowfish are not exceptionally difficult to care for provided their water is kept clean. At least 25 – 50% of the tank water should be replaced weekly, especially if the tank is densely stocked. They are very active swimmers so a tank at least 80cm long is necessary. They are also jumpers so be sure the tank has a secure cover.

The Boesemani Rainbows do fine in a larger fish community aquarium of similarly sized fish, but do exceptionally well in a geographical tank stocked with other rainbows. Although generally non-aggressive, overly aggressive or very shy tank mates will make bullies out of them. Mix them with other playful but good natured fish for best results. You may notice some chasing between rainbows, but this is rarely a concern unless a fish is injured, has nowhere to hide, or is constantly harassed (usually a result of one of the first two).

Boesemani Rainbows are schooling fish and the ratio of males to females is very important to keep a reasonable peace among them. Although you can always keep single sex schools, you will see significantly better colouration if both genders are in the tank.

  • Species – Melanotaenia boesemani
  • Common Name – Boesemani Rainbow
  • Origin – Vogelkop Peninsula of Western New Guinea
  • Diet – Omnivorous
  • PH Range – 6.5 – 8
  • Temperature – Tropical and Coldwater 21°c – 26°c
  • Breed Type – Egg Scatterer
  • Current Size – approximately 5cm (Grows to approximately 11.5cm)
  • Sex – Un-sexed

 

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Drip acclimation is a method used to gradually introduce aquatic animals, such as shrimp, snails, and fish, to their new tank environment after transport. It helps them adjust to the water parameters and temperature differences between the transport bag and the tank. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to drip acclimate your aquatic animals:

Step 1: Prepare the necessary materials

Clean bucket or container large enough 
Airline tubing
Air pump (optional but recommended)
Adjustable valve or knot (to regulate the flow of water) or get a abquatics drip kit
Clean, dechlorinated water (ideally matching the temperature and pH of your tank)


Step 2: Set up the drip acclimation system

Fill a clean bucket or container with the clean, dechlorinated water.
Attach one end of the airline tubing to an air pump (if using) and place the other end inside the bucket. Make sure it reaches the bottom of the container.

Step 3: Start the drip

Open the bag containing the aquatic animals and carefully pour the entire contents into the bucket, including the water from the transport bag.
Start a siphon by sucking on the free end of the airline tubing or use a siphon starter. This will initiate a slow drip of water into the bucket.

Step 4: Adjust the drip rate

Use an adjustable valve or tie a knot in the airline tubing to regulate the drip rate. Aim for approximately 2-4 drips per second.
The slow drip helps gradually mix the water in the bucket with the water from the transport bag, preventing any sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 5: Monitor the process

Keep an eye on the acclimation process and periodically test the water parameters in the bucket using a test kit. This helps ensure a smooth transition.
Depending on the sensitivity of the animals and the water parameters involved, the acclimation process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours.

Step 6: Adjust water volume if needed

If the water volume in the bucket becomes too high, you can remove some water and continue the drip acclimation process with fresh, dechlorinated water. Be cautious not to remove too much water, as it can lead to sudden changes in water parameters.

Step 7: Transfer the animals to the tank

Once the acclimation process is complete, gently net the aquatic animals from the bucket and transfer them to the tank. Avoid adding the water from the acclimation container to the tank to prevent any potential contamination.

Step 8: Dispose of the acclimation water

After transferring the animals, discard the acclimation water from the bucket. Do not pour it directly into any drains or natural bodies of water.
By following these steps, you can safely and gradually acclimate your shrimp, snails, and fish to their new tank environment after transport. Remember, it's important to monitor the process closely and make adjustments as necessary to ensure a smooth transition for your aquatic pets.

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My Beautiful pair of Boesemani arrived safely and love their new 200ltr heavily planted home.

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My Beautiful pair of Boesemani arrived safely and love their new 200ltr heavily planted home.