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Boesemani Rainbowfish

Local Bred 

Boeseman's rainbowfish

Melanotaenia boesemani

Native Location: Indonesia

Climate: Tropical

Size: 11cm 

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet: Omnivore 

Breeding: Moderate

Temperature Range: 27-30℃ (81-86℉)

Preferred pH Range: 7.0-8.0

Minimum Aquarium Size: 100l+

Potential Tankmates: Danios, Barbs, Corydoras and some Rift Lake Cichlids. 

Care Level: Moderate

This iconic Rainbowfish is probably the most recognisable Rainbowfish in the hobby. Sadly due to its popularity in the earlier days, it is now almost vanished from the wild. Now present on the IUCN red list, all fish sold in the trade are produced by fish farms. You only have to take one look at them to see why they became such popular fish.

A healthy diet is key to achieving beautiful colours and a mixture of dry, live and frozen foods, for a period of at least 12 months will result in beautiful and healthy rainbowfish. The ideal aquarium should be large enough to house a group of at least 6-to 8 to reduce their nervousness. Additionally, the use of aquatic plants to provide refuge will encourage a more confident group of fish.

Breeding Boesemani Rainbowfish is not a difficult task however, the challenge begins when trying to raise the fry. The parents are natural egg scatterers and ideally should be placed in a dedicated aquarium as soon as they are ready. Males will become vibrant and will display to other males as much as possible and a female ready to spawn will appear plumper than the others.

All our fish are quarantined on arrival for two weeks. During this time, we treat for any health issues that may occur during transport and ensure each fish is eating well and looking healthy. All fish are treated with Flubendazole before finally going on sale.

Dead on Arrival (DOA) Policy: In the unfortunate event that your fish arrives dead, please follow these steps: Within 12 hours of the delivery, take clear, unopened bag pictures showing the deceased fish. Send these photographs and your order number to our customer service email at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or to our Facebook page and we will then offer a refund or store credit for the cost of the fish. 

Two-Week Guarantee Policy: We stand behind the health and quality of our fish, which is why we offer a two-week guarantee starting from the day of delivery. If your fish dies within this time frame, adhere to the following procedure: Take clear photos of the deceased fish. Using a reliable test kit, document via a dated photo, water parameters (pH, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite levels). Please email us the photographs, water parameters, and order number to getfish@thefishroom.co.nz or our Facebook page. After reviewing your claim, if approved, we will issue a store credit for the cost of the fish. Our two-week guarantee does not cover fish deaths due to unsuitable water conditions, incompatible tank mates or “disasters” i.e. a heater overheating. We recommend thoroughly researching each fish species' needs before introducing them to your aquarium to prevent such situations. 

 Freight Charges: Please note that shipping or freight charges are non-refundable under all circumstances. We hope this guide makes our refund and guarantee process more understandable. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please get in touch with us at getfish@thefishroom.co.nz. We are always happy to assist. Thank you for choosing The Fish Room. Happy fish keeping! 

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Anna M.
Boesmani in excellent condition

I recieved my fish in an excellent condition.
They are healthy and boisterous and already colouring up nicely