Wanam rainbowfish - Glossolepis wanamensis
Scientific name: Glossolepis wanamensis
Common name: Wanam rainbowfish
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)
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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.
Papua New Guinea, only to be found in Lake Wanam.
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.
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.
The expected life span for Glossolepis wanamensis is 5 years.
Glossolepis wanamensis prefer a heavily planted tank with good water quality, plenty of plants should be added to replicate their natural surroundings.
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