M. C. W. Weber, 1907
The red rainbowfish or salmon-red rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus) is a species of rainbowfish from Lake Sentani in New Guinea belonging to the family Melanotaeniidae. It is threatened in its native range, but easily bred in captivity and common in the aquarium trade.
The males are bright red and with age grow a high back. The females are olive brown in colour. Their colours change depending on their mood, but subordinate males do not display bright colours. They grow up to 15 cm (5.9 in) in size, but typically attain a smaller size of around 12 cm (4.7 in).
They are an egg scattering species and they scatter their eggs among clumps of vegetation. The eggs take about 7 days to hatch.
The IUCN Red List classifies Glossolepis incisus as vulnerable. This is because of the rapidly increasing human population around this fish's only natural habitat and introduced species such as tilapia.
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