Riverpark Aquatics

Forktail Blue Eye Rainbowfish (Pseudomugil furcatus)

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Our Guide To Keeping Forktail Blue Eye Rainbowfish

  1. About Fish Species:

    • Scientific name: Pseudomugil furcatus
    • Common name: Forktail Blue Eye Rainbowfish
    • Family: Melanotaeniidae
    • Origin: Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea
    • Adult length: 3 to 5 cm
    • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
  2. Tank Setup:

    • Forktail Blue Eye Rainbowfish prefer a well-planted tank with open swimming areas.
    • Provide hiding spots among rocks, driftwood, and dense vegetation.
  3. Water Parameters:

    • Maintain a temperature range of 23 to 28°C (73 to 82°F).
    • Keep the pH level between 6.5 to 7.5.
  4. Filtration and Water Flow:

    • Choose a filter that provides gentle to moderate water flow.
  5. Diet:

    • Offer a varied diet including high-quality flakes, pellets, and small live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and bloodworms.
  6. Tank mates:

    • Forktail Blue Eye Rainbowfish are peaceful and can be kept with other peaceful fish of similar size.
    • They do best in a species tank or a community tank with small, peaceful species like tetras and rasboras.
  7. Behavior and Compatibility:

    • They are schooling fish, so keep them in groups of at least six individuals.
    • Compatible with other peaceful fish but avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species.

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