Glossolepis wanamensis

Common Names: Lake Wanam Rainbowfish
Wanam Rainbowfish
Family: Melanotaeniidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Australia; Found only in Lake Wanam, Papua New Guinea
Main Ecosystem: Lake; Lake
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Mostly insects in nature, but will take most all prepared foods
Care: Like most other rainbowfishes. A very easy to keep fish. This fish hails from a lake that is heavy in vegitation. A highly planted tank will suit these fish very well. Well filtered, clear water is very prefered.
6.5 - 7.8
24°C - 27°C
75°F - 81°F
12 dH - 16 dH
Potential Size: Male: 10cm (3.9")
Female: 10cm (3.9")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males, have a deep, rich, and metalic greenish-blue coloring on their entire bodies. Some will show a deep reddish or rosy hue on the breast. Some will show some narrow reddish-orange lines below the lateral line, anteriorly on the fish. The upper half of the body is usually much darker. The most distinctive difference is the anal fins of the males. These are huge compared to the majority of most all other rainbowfishes. They are very large, and elongated, and can reach thickness len
Breeding: These fish breed like most all other rainbowfishes. They are easily bred, using live plants or spawning mops. Remove the mops after spawning, as the parents have been known to eat their eggs. Place in a low current tank, as the fry cannot handle much current of any kind. Feed the new born fry on the smallest of foods, like infusoria, APR, and vineger ells. The small fry cannot take even finely crushed flake, and baby brine shrimp are too large even, and they may even try to eat the fry. After ab
Comments: A most stunning fish. The colors are deep and rich, with a metalic sheen. And the anal fin of the males is just demanding that you pay attention to them, over other rainbows.
Main Colours: Green, Blue
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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