Melanotaenia maylandi Allen, 1983
Mayland's rainbowfish
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Family:  Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes, blue eyes)
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from a small creek 2-3 km from Danau Bira (Lake Holmes), Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 5-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-21; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 24-29
Biology:  Inhabits a small creek in hilly terrain at an elevation of 450 m (Ref. 2847). An omnivore and egg laying species which is considered a peaceful community fish preferring the following aquarium conditions: pH=7.2, H=10, 26°C water temperature, rock, plant and driftwood cover (Ref. 6398).
IUCN Red List Status: Lower Risk: least concern (LR/lc); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 13.03.98

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