||Millennium Rainbow, Tami River rainbowfish
||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.
||Up to 3" (8cm)
||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.
||Omnivorous. Loves live blackworms, insects, frozen
foods and flakes. Needs good source of edible vegetation as well.
||Peaceful, schooling species. Keep 3-4 males and
about 10-12 females in a species tank.
|| Temperature 71°F to 75°F (22°-24° C), pH 7.0-8.0
dH range: 9 - 19 no special requirements.
||Easy to care for. Keep water clean, i.e. weekly
water changes, good aeration and good current and this fish will
||Best in a species tank, but can be kept with other
||For the specialist.