Honey Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil mellis)
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57 Litres (15 US G.)
3-4 cm (1.2-1.6")
6.0 - 8.0
24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)
- 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.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )