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Ramu rainbowfish - Glossolepis ramuensis

Ramu rainbowfish - Glossolepis ramuensis

Scientific name: Glossolepis ramuensis

Common name: Ramu rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 8 cm (2.36 - 3.15 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 7.3 - 7.8

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 13°N (89.29 - 232.14ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 25 - 28 °C (77 - 82.4°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: peaceful

Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Ramu rainbowfish are not fussy eaters and should accept all foods offered. Use a quality flake or small pellets for the staple diet but to get the best colouration from the fish, give them treats of live or frozen foods twice a week.


South Asia, Ramu rainbowfish are primarily found in Papua, New Guinea.


Males are slightly larger and display a brighter colouration especially at spawning time.


Add Java moss or spawning mops to the breeding tank and condition the parents on live foods for two weeks prior to adding them to the tank. They will spawn over a period of days laying a few eggs at a time but once spawning is complete, remove the parents to prevent them eating the eggs. 48 hours later the fry should hatch and once free swimming can be fed on Infusoria.


The expected life span for Glossolepis ramuensis is 5 years.

Short description

Glossolepis ramuensis are a good addition to a community setup but they need to be kept in small groups of at least 6 specimens. They are excellent jumpers so always use a tight fitting lid.


Bought by from rainbowfish picture 1 Ramu rainbowfish picture 2

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