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Commonly Asked Questions

Appears in Georgia Aquarium's:
  • Rainbowfishes of New Guinea (River Scout)

Range / Habitat

  • Occurs between Dyke Ackland and Collingwood Bays in the lowlands of Eastern Papua New Guinea.
  • Found in rainforest streams covered with thick vegetation.

Physical Characteristics

  • Pelvic fins, pectoral fin edges are yellow. Narrow, black upper and lower margins.
  • Blue eyes with dark pupils, orange coloration around gill slits.
  • Individual can measure up to 2.0 inches (5.0 cm) in length.

Diet / Feeding

  • Diet consists of vegetation, insects, small worms and fish eggs.

Conservation Status

  • “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Additional Information

  • Also called the “forktail rainbowfish.”