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Pseudomugil gertrudae

The Gertrude’s Spotted Blue Eye Rainbowfish, (Pseudomugil gertrudae) is one of the lesser widespread variants of the Blue Eye Rainbowfish and is native to Indonesia, New Guinea, and Australia.  It ...
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The Gertrude’s Spotted Blue Eye Rainbowfish, (Pseudomugil gertrudae) is one of the lesser widespread variants of the Blue Eye Rainbowfish and is native to Indonesia, New Guinea, and Australia.  It lives in very large schools in areas with dense vegetation, so it is an ideal candidate for the planted aquarium and especially enjoys the cover of floating plants.  Males display iridescent yellow and blue coloration on their bodies and fins, particularly while competing with other males. The second dorsal and anal fins of males become very extended and fan-like with maturity.  Females are typically smaller and often possess an attractive orange-yellow hue. 

The entire family of rainbowfish is popular in freshwater aquaria due to the generally peaceful disposition, hardiness, and beautiful coloration of its members.  While many popular rainbowfish species eventually become too large to be kept with dwarf shrimp and some other nano species, the Gertrude’s Spotted Blue Eye Rainbowfish is one of a few exceptions.  Fully grown rainbowfish of this species are typically safe to keep even with adult dwarf shrimp and virtually all non-aggressive invertebrates that we offer. 

 



What We Like About This Fish:
  • Active, schooling community fish that thrives in planted aquariums
  • Compatible with most invertebrates, including dwarf shrimp
  • Adults (especially males) display colorful, ornate finnage
  • Among the smallest of the Blue Eye Rainbowfish
 
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
  • Temperature:  72° - 82° F (22° - 28° C)
  • pH:  4.5 - 7.5
  • KH:  12 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size:  10 gallons
 
CARE GUIDELINES: 
  • Diet:  Omnivorous.  High-quality dry foods will be accepted but should be supplemented often with small, meaty frozen and live foods.
  • Social behavior:  Schooling/shoaling, and should be kept in as large of groups as possible.  Peaceful with most other comparably sized fish but is timid and can be outcompeted for food.  Usually compatible with adult dwarf shrimp and other invertebrates.
  • Origin:  Tank-Bred, but indigenous to Indonesia, New Guinea, Northern Australia
  • Average adult size:  1.2 - 1.5 inches (3 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size:  .5 - 1 inch (1.2 - 2.5 cm)

 

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