Glossolepis multisquamata

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Melanotaeniidae
Origin : New Guinea
Length : 13 cm - 5"
Min. length aquarium : 140 cm - 55"
English name : Sepik Rainbowfish
Peaceful schooling fish that needs a lot of free swimming space.  You should plant the aquarium on the sides and background.  It is important the aquarium has a sunny spot in the early morning sun. 

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

Breeding is easy.  You just need an aquarium with some javavoss that can be used as spawning substrate.  Every morning a few eggs are laid and fertilized in the moss.  At a temperature of  23-25°C (73-77°F) the eggs hatch after 7-10 days.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with baby brine shrimp.  They grow quickly.

Photo Credit

Norbert Grünwald

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