Honey Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil mellis)

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Honey Blue-Eye

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Honey Blue-Eye

Pseudomugil mellis

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")




6.0 - 8.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

5-12 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-6 years



Additional names

Honey Blue-Eye, Honey Rainbowfish

Origin[edit | edit source]

Australia: southern Queensland around the vicinity of Brisbane, Australia northward along the coast, 300 km to Bundaberg area.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

The males of this species are brighter coloured with more vividly coloured fins than the females which have clear fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

They do well with other peaceful species. Will attempt to school with similar sized fish such as Zebra Danios. Do not keep with fin nippers or predatory fish.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Should accept most foods including small flake and granular foods as well as brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Up to three times daily. Generally a top to middle feeder, though they have been seen to take food from the bottom on occasion.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Is fairly adaptable to most environments. Prefers a well matured heavily planted tank which gets regular water changes.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful and sociable community fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

Honey Blue-Eyes are small, pale honey coloured fish that attain up to 3cm (1.2") in length when adult. The females have clear fins. Male Honey Blue-Eyes have distinct black submarginal bands and white margins on their dorsal, anal and caudal fins.

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