Glossolepis incisus
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Glossolepis incisus

Common Names: Irian Jaya Rainbowfish
Red Rainbowfish
Salmon Red Rainbowfish
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Asia; New Guinea; endemic to Lake Sentani in Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Schooling; The tank should be well-planted with open swimming areas. An active, schooling fish suggested for a community tank. Keep in groups of at least five fish, single fish do poorly. Combine with peaceful, small to large companions.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Live; insect larvae, crustaceans, worms, insects; flakes; frozen; bloodwooms, shrimp This fish is somewhat sensitive to water conditions.
7 - 8
22°C - 27°C
72°F - 81°F
9 dH - 19 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 12cm (4.7")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are bright red to copper in color, occasionally have silver upperparts. The fins are also red. Females are silver to yellow-brown in color.

Breeding: Furnish the tank with Java Moss and fine-leaved plants. Place only the pair in the tank and raise the temperature to 75-81°F (24-27°C). A small number of eggs is laid daily for several months. The clear eggs adhere to plants with thin threads. These hatch after seven to eight days and are ignored by the parents. The young first feed on roftiers, but later can be given egg yolk and Artemia nauplii. The young require small, frequent water changes.
Comments: Do well with other rainbows.
Main Colours: Red
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Forked
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Contributors: ACIDRAIN
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