Spotted Blue Eye (Pseudomugil gertrudae) Care Sheet

Spotted Blue Eye Pseudomugil gertrudaeDescription and Profile
SizeUp to 1.5 inches or 4 cm
OriginNorthern Australia and New Guinea
Natural habitatStreams with heavy vegetation
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature68 - 86 ºF or 20 - 30 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness2 - 15 dH
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumSix or more, more is better
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every group of six fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Blue Eyes and Rainbowfish, Cory Cats, Plecos, Glass Catfish, Peaceful Tetras, Hatchet Fish, Peaceful Cyprinids, Killifish, Guppies, Halfbeaks and Loaches
SexesMales are more colorful with more prominent fins
FoodFlake food supplemented with live or frozen blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature77 - 86 °F or 25 - 30 °C
Other namesGertrude Blue Eye, Gertrudes Rainbowfish
Scientific namePseudomugil gertrudae
Other Scientific namesNone known
Lifespan3 years

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