Hidden Valley Rainbow

This beautiful, and rarely seen fish is so attractive it could easily have come from New Guinea. In the picture above it stands out even in the company of a Goyder, a Parkinsoni and a large Australis. Given our poor photographic skills, not a bad achievement!

This fish comes from the mountains between Townsville and Cairns.  It appears to have two distinct colour forms.  These pictures ore of the blue colour morph.

They are not a large growing rainbow, neither are they a dwarf form, but more an intermediate size. The largest fish we have seen is about 8cm.