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LAKE WANAM RAINBOW (G.wanamensis)

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LAKE WANAM RAINBOW (G.wanamensis)

Keeping Snapshot

Difficulty: Beginner
Max Growth Size: 12 cm
Temperament: Peaceful, community fish

 

Preferred Water Parameters

Temperature: 22-27 degrees celsius
pH Level: 6.8-7.8
General Hardness: Soft-Moderate

 

Range

Lake Wanam, Papua New Guinea.

 

Reproduction

Eggs scattered among plants, usually spawns in morning. First food for fry: Powder foods, Vinegar eels.

 

Feeding

Omnivorous, accepts most standard foods. Avoid beefheart, feed vegetable foods regularly.

 

Additional Comments

Restricted to a Crater lake in PNG, considered endangered in the wild after the introduction of Tilapia to Lake Wanam. Males develop an extended anal fin with age, very attractive fish when mature. Best kept in a planted tank with plenty of open swimming space.

 

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