Red Rainbow - Glossolepis incisus

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Red Rainbow - Glossolepis incisus

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Scientific Name: Glossolepis incisus

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Approximate purchase size:
4-6 cm

How easy are they to care for?

We would class these as an easy level of care.

How large can they grow?


Where in the world are they from?
Indonesia, specifically the Lake Sentani region of Northern New Guinea.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Keep in a shoal of at least 6 – more is preferable.

What water conditions do they require?
Temperature ranges of 22-25° celsius and will accept 7.0 – 8.0 pH.

What should you feed them?

Unfussy and will accept most dried, frozen and live foods. Frozen food tends to bring out the best colouration.

How compatible are they with other fish?
Peaceful, but can disturb smaller or slow-moving fish with its rapid movements and relatively large size. Good tankmates include other similarly-sized rainbowfish, danios, barbs, and catfish.

Can they be bred in captivity?
The adult fish are best conditioned in a group in a separate aquarium with plenty of live and frozen foods. Select the fattest pair for spawning and introduce them to the spawning tank. A small raise in temperature can induce spawning. The pair will spawn for a period of several weeks, laying a few eggs each day.