Multisquamata Rainbowfish (Glossolepis multisquamata)

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Remarks:   Multisquamata Rainbows (Glossolepis multisquamata) are found in the Mamberamo River in Papua New Guinea. They are similar to Emerald Rainbows in appearance - males have dark green fins and show yellow-orange lines along the abdomen. The overall color of the fish is darker, however. 

  The fish are omnivorous and should be fed a quality flake food with supplemental proteins such as baby brine shrimp. They require clean water but tolerate a wide variety of water parameters. By providing frequent water changes, you will be rewarded with nearly continuous spawning attempts. Glossolepis species deposit eggs in weedy areas (often mimicked by a yarn mop) and the eggs hatch 7-10 days later. Eggs can be harvested for hatching in separate tanks to avoid predation. Most Rainbows show their best colors at sunrise, when the males display their bright fins for potential mates. Having more females than males will allow for proper color displays and avoid any unwanted aggression towards lone females. Glossolepis multisquamata males often have fin ray extensions in the anal fin, giving them the appearance of frayed fins. 

  While we cannot guarantee the sex of the fish you will receive, you can request a certain sex and we will do our best to pick those for you.

Scientific Name: Glossolepis multisquamata

Common Name: Mamberamo Rainbowfish

Max Size: 5.5"

pH: 7.0-7.8

Hardness: Moderate

Temperature: 75-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: Oceania - Pagai

Captive Bred or Wild: Captive Bred

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Schooling fish, livebearers, rainbowfish, small catfish. Peacock Gudgeons and Panda Garra are a great choice.

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