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Arfak Rainbowfish

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Adrienne Brazziel

on 19 October 2012

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Arfak Rainbowfish Adrienne Brazziel Basic Information Biome?/Where in the world do they live? Threatened or Endangered? Laws to Protect? Why should we care? Food Web 3 ways to protect The Arfak Rainbowfish is a species of fish in the Melenotaeniidae family. Roughly 10-12 cm long. Body is a light purple with silver reflections and a bluish mid-lateral stripe. Between each row of scales yo can see a yellow to orange stripe. Its fins are transparent with a light purple or blue cast. Its natural habitat is freshwater rivers with an average pH of about 6.5-7.5 and it is endemic to West Papua in Indonesia. they eat small brine shrimp and lichens So far there are know laws to protect the rainbowfish. Since little is know about the species there isnt much people could do but go research it and inform people and raise awareness about the species. We should care because the Arfak Rainbow fish is a beatuiful and rare fish! 1. Do more research on this fish the raise awareness and inform the people.
2. Create laws that keep the rivers they live in safe and healthy.
3. Replenish or revive some of their natural habitats. Get People Involved! The Arfak Rainbowfish is threatened and is the the category VU, which stands for vulnerable. Its threantened because of habitat loss. Humans play a role in this because they are overusing the rivers and then the river dries up and stuff, then the fish have no home.
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