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Glossolepis incisus
Salmon-red rainbowfish
Weber, 1908

Glossolepis incisus  - Salmon-red rainbowfish - A young male - with salmon red coloration, but without the arched back of older fish
A young male - with salmon red coloration, but without the arched back of older fish
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(Other members of the genus Glossolepis)

ADULT SIZE: 14 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Moderately hard and alkaline

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 22-24 C

FOOD: Feed Glossolepis incisus live and dried foods. Live foods, especially freshwater crustaceans, happily taken.

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from New Guinea

SEXUAL DIFFERENCES: Males have extreme salmon-like coloration, whilst females are a striking gold. Older males develop a high arched back.

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AQUARIUM CARE: A stunning rainbow from Lake Sentani in New Guinea. Also an old aquarium favourite. Best kept in a larger (at least 48") tank, with planted areas, but also open regions for swimming. This shoaling species should be kept in a group of at least 6-8 individuals.

A good species to be kept with other similar sized shoalers: rainbowfish, charcins and danios. Also works well in a Lake Tanganyika cichlid aquarium.

BREEDING: Breeding is best acheived with spawning mops. The fry hatch after a week or so, and can eat newly hatched artemia nauplii

Have you bred Glossolepis incisus ? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Glossolepis incisus breeding reports








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Vegetarian fish Some catfish have a largely vegetarian diet; feed them potato, lettuce, cucumber or blanched peas. Some of these will have to be weighted down, or held in place with a commercially available 'lettuce grip'. As with all fish, do not over feed; remove uneaten vegetable matter after a couple days


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