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Glossolepis dorityi (Dority's Rainbowfish)

All Rainbowfish are very pretty, but one problem is that when you find them in dealers tanks they are usually young and have not had time to develop their intense colouration. Thes fish are no exception and you will see from the attached photograph that they develop a silvery/greenish colouration.

A truly enchanting fish to add to your community.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Generally peaceful and make good community fish.

Sexing these fish is not too difficult, the males have orange/bronze stripes on the top half of their body in between each scale row which becomes a deeper red/orange in the lower half of the body.

Breeding these fish is not too difficult. The best way to achieve success is to provide the best conditions and await results. The best combination of fish is two males to three or more females. Provide plenty of planted matter, and ideally java moss which is an excellent spawning medium. It sometimes helps to separate the males from the females for a couple of weeks when you should condition them on a good diet before placing them in the breeding tank.

They will scatter the eggs which are adhesive and will hang on a fine thread on the plants. Remove the adults which will otherwise eat the eggs.

Family Group: Rainbow fish
Distribution New Guinea
Temperature 23-28C
Size 10cm
Water Parameters Will accept most conditions although slightly hard water is preferable for most Rainbowfish
Water PH 7.0-7.8
Diet Adaptable
Care Level Easy
Water Chemistry More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Schooling Fish No
Sociability Peaceful

Useful sources of information:

If you would like to learn more about what are some of the most colourful fish in the hobby the best refernce guide is the Aqualog All Rainbows and Related Families which is a fantastic guide to these fish covering 313 species with more than 700 colour photographs. To buy a copy click here

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