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Glossolepis pseudoincisus

Family: Melanotaeniidae
Species: Glossolepis pseudoincisus
Common Name: Millennium Rainbow, Tami River rainbowfish
Note: Due to the political situation and the isolated habitat this species has not been researched fully. The rainbow experts do consider it a separate species and true strains can be obtained from them. It is very similar in appearance and habitat to Glossolepis incisus.  
Size: Up to 3" (8cm)
Habitat: Indonesia: Known only from an isolated oxbow lake (lake IfaNten) near the Tami River, about 23 km southeast of Jayapura, Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
Min Tank Size: At least a 55 gallon for a large school.
Diet: Omnivorous. Loves live blackworms, insects, frozen foods and flakes. Needs good source of edible vegetation as well.
Behavior: Peaceful, schooling species. Keep 3-4 males and about 10-12 females in a species tank.
Water: Temperature 71°F to 75°F (22°-24° C), pH 7.0-8.0 dH range: 9 - 19 no special requirements.
Care: Easy to care for. Keep water clean, i.e. weekly water changes, good aeration and good current and this fish will thrive.  
Communities: Best in a species tank, but can be kept with other peaceful species.  
Suitability: For the specialist.  

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