Animal Stories - Red Rainbowfish


Animal-World Information about: Red Rainbowfish

In the natural world, the color red doesn't get much better than with the Red Rainbowfish!
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Gail Hengen - 2010-09-02
It's me again. Would love to know what tips anyone would have to entice these two to spawn, the male is certainly eager to :)

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  • SJ - 2010-09-14
    Found this quote on another website. "An egg layer, Glossolepis incisus spawns throughout a number of days over moss. The adults should be removed after spawning and the eggs should be raised and hatched separately. The fry should be fed very small live foods."
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-28
    You need to sort of replicate the flood season.  Try adding some cooler water. Lots of plants and heavy nutrient rich feedings.
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megan - 2011-08-29
Hi -6 months ago I set my 4 ft tank up with rainbows , I was given 4 large Red Rainbows, which I enjoy watching swim about as if they are dancing,
but I don't know which are male and which are female.?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-29
    Read the attached article on Rainbows from Animal World. The mature males will be much redder. Their back is more arched and they will often be the more territorial sex.
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Major Dan - 2010-09-20
Is there a difference between the Millenium Rainbow and the Red Rainbow? There seems to be some common information in both writeups. I bought a pair of Red Irian Rainbows recently. they are both doing well - one male, one female. However, the male very much resembles the description of a lone Red Rainbow "without a female to display to the males will be a dull dusty brown". The female looks exactly like the picture of the Millenium Rainbow. Any clues what is going on?

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Gail Hengen - 2007-12-10
I have a male and female of the glossolepis incisus (New Guinea Red Rainbow fish). The male was a gift long before I knew of this species and I must say I'm completely enamoured with this fish. He's so loveable and interactive. I had to get a female for him, he was displaying for anyone and anything, lol. Though I'd love to get more rainbowfish I'll have to wait until I get a bigger tank. These fish are hardy and very pleasant to raise.

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