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Wanam rainbowfish - Glossolepis wanamensis

Wanam rainbowfish - Glossolepis wanamensis

Scientific name: Glossolepis wanamensis

Common name: Wanam rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae

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

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.8

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

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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: Middle levels

Food and feeding

In the wild Wanam rainbowfish eats mainly insects but in the aquarium will eat any foods offered, will accept quality flake, brine shrimp and blood worms.

Origin

Papua New Guinea, only to be found in Lake Wanam.

Sexing

Males will have a large anal fin; there coloration will be much more marked. Sometimes they will display a reddish area on their breast and a red tinge on the edge of their fins.

Breeding

Like most rainbow fish, Wanam rainbowfish are quite easy to breed. Add a spawning mop for the eggs, this will need to be moved to another tank when they are laid as the parents will try to eat them. When feeding the fry, they will be too small for most foods, offer them Infusoria or vinegar eels.

Lifespan

The expected life span for Glossolepis wanamensis is 5 years.

Short description

Glossolepis wanamensis prefer a heavily planted tank with good water quality, plenty of plants should be added to replicate their natural surroundings.

Picture

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.Wanam rainbowfish

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