Cookies seem to be disabled in your browser, therefore this website will NOT work properly! Please, consider enabling Cookies in order to maximise your user experience while browsing.
Recent discussions at Aqua-Fish+
  1. TheFishWorks at A guide on growing aquarium plants with FAQ, forum and species on
  2. Salviashaman at A guide on caring for Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) on …display more of the recent discussions
  3. Salviashaman at A guide on setting a South American blackwater stream biotope aquarium on
  4. Figureguy at Chemistry of Aquarium Water with FAQ on
  5. Jackson20 at A guide on feeding aquarium fish frozen foods on
  6. Senator Wisdom at Bloodfin tetra (Aphyocharax alburnus) on
  7. CayceR at A page and forum devoted to keeping Blood parrot cichlids on
  8. Ness at A guide on raising African Dwarf Frogs with pictures and forum on
  9. Terry Mitchell at A guide on breeding, feeding and caring for L333 Pleco on
  10. Terry Mitchell at A guide on breeding, feeding and caring for L333 Pleco on
Dority’s rainbowfish - Glossolepis dorityi

Dority’s rainbowfish - Glossolepis dorityi

Scientific name: Glossolepis dorityi

Common name: Dority’s rainbowfish

Family: Cichlidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 10 cm (3.54 - 3.94 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 16°N (214.29 - 285.71ppm)

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: Oceania

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Food and feeding

Dority’s rainbowfish will accept all foods. Quality flake food should be used for the staple diet, live or frozen foods should be offered as treats. Brine shrimp and blood worm are ideal.


Australia, Papua New Guinea; Dority’s rainbowfish is found in Grime River system.


Males will have number of zigzag stripes running through their body. The top half of the body will be less colorful than the bottom half. They will also have extended rays on their first dorsal fins. Females will lack the stripes and are mostly silver in coloration.


Glossolepis dorityi are fairly easy to breed. Add a spawning mop or plants to the tank and reduce the current. The eggs will be laid over a period of months and the spawning mop will need to be moved to another tank for rearing. The fry will be very small; their first feeds should consist of Infusoria.


The expected life span for Glossolepis dorityi is 7 years.

Short description

The markings that Dority’s rainbowfish displays are unique to this species of rainbow fish. It prefers to be housed in a heavily planted tank with high water quality.


Bought by from’s rainbowfish

Did you know?

Please, verify whether your login and password are valid. If you don't have an account here, register one free of charge, please. Click here to close this box.

You have been logged out successfully! This box will close automatically!

Something went wrong during processing your message, please try again!

Your message has been sent, thanks a lot!

Page has been saved, refresh it now, please!

The page has been created, you will now be redirected!

URL already exists!

Path to the photo is not unique!

Really delete this page from the database?

The page has been removed successfully, you will be redirected now!

The page couldn't be deleted!!

Unfortunately this page doesn't allow discussion. Please, find any other page that fits your area of interest as over 99% of our pages allow discussion. The reason why no discussion is allowed here is this page is too general. Thanks a lot for understanding! Click here to search, please!

Really delete this comment from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Really delete this image from the site?

Selected comment has been removed successfully!

Selected image has been removed successfully!

Either login or email address is required

Account has been recovered, please check your email for further instructions