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Sepik rainbowfish

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Glossolepis multisquamatus
Common Name: Sepik rainbowfish
Size: Up to 5.5" (14cm)
Habitat: New Guinea: Endemic.
Min Tank Size: At least a 55 gallon long for a school.
Diet: Omnivorous. Loves live blackworms, insects, frozen foods and flakes. Needs good source of edible vegetation as well.
Behavior: Peaceful, schooling species.
Water: Temperature 77°F to 86°F (25°-30° C), pH range: 6.2 6.8; dH range: 8
Care: Easy to care for. Keep water clean, i.e. weekly water changes, good aeration and good current and this fish will thrive.
Communities: Like most rainbows, caution with fish that have longer fins- they tend to nip.
Suitability: Good for all.

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