New Guinea: Lake Sentani, West Papua
Eggs scattered among plants, usually spawns in morning. First food for fry: Powder foods, Vinegar eels.
Omnivorous, accepts most standard foods. Avoid beefheart, feed vegetable foods regularly.
Male Red Rainbows become an intense red when displaying to females or to rival males. Excellent community fish, best kept in a planted tank with plenty of open swimming space.