Red rainbowfish - Glossolepis incisus
Scientific name: Glossolepis incisus
Common name: Red rainbowfish
Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 12 cm (4.33 - 4.72 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 8 - 20°N (142.86 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 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: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Red rainbowfish are omnivores; quality flake should be their staple diet, also offer them treats of live or frozen foods.
Papua new Guinea; Red rainbowfish is only found in Lake Sentani.
The females have a yellowish body color, but the males will have bright red body coloration. They will also have red fins, the females should be clear.
Add a spawning mop or fine leaved plants to the breeding tank. Raising the temperature a couple of degrees will help to induce the spawning. Eggs will be laid over a period of months, these should take 7-8 days to hatch, the fry will be very small, their first food should be Infusoria.
The expected life span for Glossolepis incisus is 5-8 years.
Only the dominant males will display the full coloration. Glossolepis incisus are a peaceful species, and do well in a community tank. Red rainbowfish can be timid at times, always keep them in a small group to help them overcome this.
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