Red Rainbow Fish

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Description of the Red Rainbow Fish
The Red Rainbow Fish is only found in Lake Sentani in Jayapura, West Papua which is a province of Indonesia. They are also known as Salmon Red Rainbowfish due their coloring and Irian Jaya Rainbowfish.. Up until 2007 the region of West Papua was known as West Irian Jaya.

Popular Name: Red Rainbow Fish
Species: Glossolepis incisus

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Red Rainbow Fish

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Profile of the Red Rainbow Fish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Red Rainbow Fish species.

  • Size: 10-15cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp:  29 to 31 Degrees, PH:6-7

  • Diet / Feeding: Mosquito Larvae, Mysis Shrimp, Bloodworm and Daphnia

  • Temperament: Lively sociable fish that integrate well with

  • Habitat: Lake Sentani amongst dense vegetation

  • Behaviour: Peaceful

  • Range: Only found in Lake Senani, Indonesia

Scientific Classification of the Red Rainbow Fish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Glossolepis incisus

  • Popular Name: Red Rainbowfish, Salmon Red Rainbowfish,  Irian Jaya Rainbowfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Atheriniformes

  • Family: Melanotaeniidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Red Rainbow Fish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Red Rainbow Fish slimy?
Red Rainbow Fish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Red Rainbow Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Red Rainbow Fish have gills?
Gills enable the Red Rainbow Fish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Red Rainbow Fish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Red Rainbow Fish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Red Rainbow Fish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Red Rainbow Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Red Rainbow Fish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Red Rainbow Fish

Red Rainbow Fish

  • Interesting Information about Red Rainbow Fish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Red Rainbow Fish slimy?

  • Why do the Red Rainbow Fish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Red Rainbow Fish have fins?

  • Species: Glossolepis incisus

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