Gertrude's Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil gertrudae)

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Gertrude's Blue-Eye

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Gertrude's Blue-Eye - Displaying Male

Pseudomugil gertrudae

76 Litres (20 US G.)

3-4.1cm (1.2-1.6 ")

sg

1 - 1.015

pH

6.0 - 6.5

25 -30 °C (77-86°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years

Family

Pseudomugilidae



Additional names

Spotted Blue-Eye, Gertrude's Blue-Eye


Origin

Sexing

Males have more dramatic fins and brighter colouration than females.

Tank compatibility

This fish does best in groups of at least 6 or more, more females than males. Due to their small size they do not do well in community set ups. Can be kept with small peaceful fish such as dwarf and pygmy Corydoras, small Tetras and Rasboras.

Diet

Will accept most small foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen foods like brine shrimp and daphnia.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

These fish do best in acidic conditions and a spacious mature planted and well filtered tank. A lid is recommended as these fish are mid-top dwellers and may jump.

Behaviour

An active and peaceful mid-top dwelling fish.

Identification

A small and slender fish with large baby blue iridescent eyes, giving them their common name. The body is green-yellow in colour while the fins have blue iridescence and spotting.

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