RE: [RML] Melanotaenia crossbreeding

Harro.Hieronimus at
Fri, 26 Jun 98 01:02 +0100

>Will most any Melanotaenia species cross with any other or is it more
>of a problem amongst similarly sized fish? I'm interested in general,
>but I'm also specifically interested in M. pygmaea and M. affinis.

Unfortunately not only most of the rainbowfish will cross but also with
related families like Telmatherinidae or Bedotiidae. You may keep any
rainbowfish in a community tank, but if you find a fry don't give it away,
it may be a cross. If you want to breed, you have to use a species tank.