Glossolepis maculosus
 

81F
Explanation of the symbols

73F

Family : Melanotaeniidae
Origin : New Guinea
Length : 6 cm - 2.5"
Min.length aquarium : 80 cm - 30"
English name : Spotted Rainbowfish
Peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space.  The aquarium should be planted on the sides and background with fine leaved plants.  They like the morning sun.  They are frightened very quickly so you should avoid unexpected movements in the neighbourhood of the aquarium.  You can keep them best in the company of other rainbow fishes.

You should give them live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

Breeding is not difficult.  In a breeding tank with fine leaved plants such as javamoss several eggs are laid and fertilized daily.  After 7-10 days the eggs hatch.  You can raise the young fishes with small live food.  They grow quickly.

Photo Credit

Eric Bodrock

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