Glossolepis incisus (Red Rainbowfish)

When mature, this is a spectacular rainbowfish. Males are larger than the females and distinctly "high backed" in shape. They are also a brilliant metallic red. Females are more slender and have a silvery green colour.

Tropical Fish 2 Your Door stock

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Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Rainbowfish invariably make good companions for similar sized, non-aggressive tankmates. They are hardy and long-lived, and tend to do well in hard, alkaline water making them a good choice for fishkeepers without access to the soft water preferred by barbs and tetras.

Breeding rainbowfish is generally not difficult. Eggs are scattered over open, sandy substrates and take about a week to hatch. Conditioning the parents on a good diet of live and frozen foods is important. The fry, once free swimming, will take small pond foods and brine shrimp nauplii.

Family Group: Rainbow fish
Distribution Papua New Guinea
Temperature 23-28 C
Size To 15 cm, though usually much smaller
Water Parameters Hard, alkaline water preferred
Water PH 7.0-8.0
Diet Adaptable
Care Level Easy
Water Chemistry More than pH 7 - Alkaline
Sociability Peaceful
Schooling Fish Yes

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


Shop stock

The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.

Lee Valley Aquatics Essex EN9 2PA View shop
Amwell Aquatics - Epping Epping CM16 6LX View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics@ St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland Peterborough PE6 0JB View shop
Woodford Aquatics London E18 1EJ View shop
Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln Lincoln LN6 9BY View shop
World of Water - Romsey Hampshire SO51 0HB View shop
World of Water - Manchester Cheshire. WA15 7PJ View shop
The WaterZoo Peterborough PE1 2PE View shop
Aquatic Design Centre London SW12 0PS View shop
Wildwoods Middlesex EN2 9BP View shop
Wholesale Tropicals London E2 0AA View shop

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