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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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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Feed a varied diet Flake food is an excellent nutritionally balanced food for tropical fish, but all species relish a varied diet. Where appropriate, try feeding commercially bought frozen livefoods, very small pieces of shellfish (mussel, prawn etc) or culture your own Daphnia, brine shrimp, or worms. See more about foods and feeding here


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