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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.
|(4) 2" Red Irian Rainbowfish Rainbow Live Tropical Fish Glossolepis incisus|
Current price: $39.99
Time left: 10d 9h 55m
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Time left: 6d 10h 35m
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.