Glossolepis dorityi

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Melanotaeniidae
Origin : West Papua New Guinea
Length : 10 cm - 4"
Min. length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English names : Dority's rainbowfish, Zig-zag rainbowfish
Peaceful schooling fish that you should keep in a special aquarium for rainbow fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely on the sides and background with fine leaved plants. In the middle you should leave a lot of free swimming space.  A dark substrate and a dimmed light by using floating plants bring out the colours of the fish.  Clear water is appreciated.  A powerful filter is necessary.

They are omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is not difficult.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants or a spawning mop.  After spawning you should remove the mop to a separate aquarium because the parents will eat the eggs.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and vinegar eels. 

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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