[RML] Melanotaenia trifasciata - size

Michael Haas (michael.m.haas at netcologne.de)
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 21:35:38 GMT

Hi again!

While evaluating the different sources I've noticed, that most of them
say that the size of an adult M. trifasciata is 13 or 12 to 15cm.
But at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~fisher/angfa.htm I found that "M.
trifasciata can grow to approximately 22cm long and their bodies can
attain a depth close to 8cm deep"
Oh ha - that would be a lot to big for the space I could offer.
I think, like other fish the size of the M. trifasciata depends on the
size of the tank an the kind of foot that they get. Which size is to
expect in a well plantet 140x60x60cm tank and a "diet" with frozen red
an black mosquito-larvaes.
Do you think that it is possible to observe the social-behaviour of M.
trifasciata in a tank like this (our is it just big enough to keep
them alive)?
The more I think about that the less I believe it.

Kind regards

Michael