Approximately 2 inches in purchase size, mixed males and females.
Melanotaenia parkinsoni have an overall silvery body color with a rosy chest and narrow orange stripes between the scale rows. The fins of adult males are bright orange with dark edges. Mature males can be magnificent and usually have sweeping blotchy orange coloration on the posterior area of the body, giving an overall patchy appearance. Females are rather plain in comparison. Some males also develop large extended dorsal and anal fins with a ragged appearance. Another color variety exists with bright yellow stripes or blotches instead of orange. Sometimes the stripes or blotches fuse to form an overall coloration, which covers the entire posterior half of the body. Farm bred in Florida.
Care Level: Easy
Temp: 75- 84°
pH: 6.8 - 7.8
*Product Photo is for reference only. Fish are sold as juveniles and may not display same amount of color until proper age.