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rainbowfish Line breaks: rain¦bow|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈreɪnbəʊfɪʃ/

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Definition of rainbowfish in English:

noun (plural same or rainbowfishes)

Any of a number of small brightly coloured fish of warm waters, in particular:
  • An Australian freshwater fish (genus Melanotaenia, family Melanotaenidae). (Celebes rainbowfish) A freshwater fish native to Sulawesi and popular in aquaria (Telmatherina ladigesi, family Atherinidae).
Example sentences
  • Visual cues alone allow for the expression of a preference for familiars in guppies and rainbowfish.
  • Surface feeders such as rainbowfish will benefit greatly from feeding vinegar eels, but a lot of cichlid fry are bottom feeders.

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