Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

Also known as Irian Red Rainbowfish, New Guinea Red Irian Rainbowfish, New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, Ramuensis, Red Rainbow, Salmon-red Rainbowfish

Description

Also known as Irian Red Rainbowfish, New Guinea Red Irian Rainbowfish, New Guinea Red Rainbowfish, Ramuensis, Red Rainbow, Salmon-red Rainbowfish.

Found in schools in fresh water lakes, rivers and tributary streams.
They feed on algae, crustaceans, insect larvae and insects.
Colours highly variable needs to mate to produce bright colouring.
Length - 12cm
Depth - ?m
Asia - Lake Sentani, Irian Jaya, Indonesia

This rainbowfish if kept in a tank needs to be kept in a school of about 6, otherwise they lose their vibrant colour and become a muddy brown!

The Ramu Rainbowfish lives in the northern part of Papua New Guinea. It has been found in the Ramu Valley and in tributaries of the River Gogol. The typical Ramu Rainbowfish habitat is narrow creeks surrounded by densely grown rainforest. The water is normally clear and aquatic plants are scarce. The bottoms will normally consist of gravel. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Glossolepis-incisus

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