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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
|Buy this fish online today from Wildwoods:|
|Fish Sex: Any or Unsexed,||Size: 4-5cm,||Price: £9.95|
|Scroll down to view other shops which have this fish to buy in-store|
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|
|Size||To 15 cm, though usually much smaller|
|Water Parameters||Hard, alkaline water preferred|
|Water Chemistry||More than pH 7 - Alkaline|
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
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|
|Amwell Aquatics - Epping||Epping||CM16 6LX|
|Maidenhead Aquatics@ St Albans||Hertfordshire||AL2 1DL|
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Crowland||Peterborough||PE6 0JB|
|Woodford Aquatics||London||E18 1EJ|
|Maidenhead Aquatics @ Lincoln||Lincoln||LN6 9BY|
|World of Water - Romsey||Hampshire||SO51 0HB|
|World of Water - Manchester||Cheshire.||WA15 7PJ|
|The WaterZoo||Peterborough||PE1 2PE|
|Aquatic Design Centre||London||SW12 0PS|
|Wholesale Tropicals||London||E2 0AA|
Other fish added to TFF recently:
Other fish added to TFF/TF2YD recently can be viewed below.
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Oryzias dopingdopingensis||Doping Ricefish|
|Hyphessobrycon jackrobertsi||Jack Roberts Tetra|
|Pterygoplichthys punctatus||Imperial Ranger Pleco|
|Erromyzon kalotaenia||Kalotaenia Loach|