Rainbow- Blue Kamaka
kamaka rainbowfish originates from Lake Kamakawaiar, Indonesia. It is a hardy community fish, although it requires sufficient filtration. These rainbowfish tend to do well in planted aquariums, especially if one wants to encourage breeding.
Fecundity: Dwarf kamaka rainbowfish will typically spawn during the morning hours, so it might be a good idea to set up a breeding aquarium by a window. They will typically deposit their eggs in a spawning mop or clumps of java moss. Females will produce around 15-20 eggs, and the adults should be removed after spawning takes place, as they might eat the eggs. The fry will be very small and will at first require infusoria, eventually being able to eat baby brine shrimp.
Water Chemistry: Dwarf kamaka rainbowfish prefer a temperature range of 72-78F, a KH ranging from 8-12, and a pH ranging from 6.8-8.2.
Aquarium Diet: Dwarf kamaka rainbowfish are omnivores and will require a combination of plant and meat based foods such as spirulina flakes, brine shrimp, and blood worm.
Dimorphism: Male dwarf kamaka rainbowfish have a darker blue stripe on the posterior part of their body, while females will be more pale in color. Additionally, males tend to be larger than females.
Compatability: Dwarf kamaka rainbowfish do well in an aquarium with other rainbowfish, larger tetras and rasboras, and peaceful cichlids.
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