Pseudomugil connieae
 

82F
Explanation of the symbols

77F

Family : Pseudomugilidae
Origin : New Guinea
Length : 5,5 cm - 2.2"
Min. length aquarium : 70 cm - 25"
English names : Connie's Blue-Eye, Popondetta Blue-Eye
You should keep this peaceful schooling fish in a special aquarium together with other small rainbowfishes.  The aquarium should be densely planted on the sides and background.  In the middle you should leave enough free swimming space.  A dimmed light by using floating plants brings out the colours of the fish.  During breeding time males of this species are rather aggressive. 

You should give them small live food.  Frozen and dry food are accepted as well.

Breeding is not easy.  You need a male and several females.  The eggs are laid and fertilized between fine leaved plants such as javamoss.  After spawning the parents should be removed immediately because they eat their eggs.  After 20-25 days the eggs hatch.  When the young fishes are swimming free you can raise them with very fine infusoria and dustfood such as paramecia and rotifers.

Photo Credit

Eric Bodrock

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