Blehers Rainbow Fish 5cm Australian Native
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Blehers Rainbow Fish 5cm
Chilatherina bleheri is a very attractive rainbowfish. They generally have a silvery or bluish-green body colour on the upper back fading posteriorly to pastel shades of yellow to red. The scales on the front half of the body, particularly on the dorsal region, have broad yellow-green margins; the first dorsal fin charcoal grey; second dorsal fin grey suffused with red; caudal and anal fins red; pelvic fins reddish anteriorly with remainder white or translucent; pectoral fins translucent. The lower side of the body is white with a series of faint vertical dark markings.
Females lack the vivid red hues and are mainly silvery or pale-bluish grading to grey or greenish-brown. Males display a brilliant yellow-orange stripe on the middle of the forehead during spawning. In addition to the differences in colour pattern and fin lengths between the sexes of C. bleheri, there is also a significant difference in the maximum body depth. Mature males are much deeper bodied than females with older males developing a very deep body. Males may reach a maximum size of 12 cm, but females are usually less than 10 cm.
C. bleheri are essentially carnivorous, feeding on a variety of terrestrial and aquatic insects, insect larvae, and small aquatic crustaceans. Aquatic algae and fallen plant pollens are also ingested.
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- Species – Chilatherina bleheri
- Common Name – Blehers Rainbow Fish Australian Native
- Origin – Occurs widely Western Papua
- Diet – Omnivorous
- PH Range – 7.0- 8.0
- Temperature – Tropical and Coldwater 24°c – 30°c
- Breed Type – Egg Layer
- Current Size – approximately 4cm (Grows to approximately 9-12cm)
- Sex – Un-sexed
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