Pacific Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil signifer)

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Pacific Blue-Eye

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Pacific Blue-Eye

Pseudomugil signifer

57 Litres (15 US G.)

3.5-7 cm (1.4-2.8")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.5 - 7.8

18 -28 °C (64.4-82.4°F)

12-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-6 years

Family

Pseudomugilidae





Additional names

Southern Blue-Eye

Additional scientific names

Atherina signata, Atherinosoma jamesonii


Origin[edit]

Oceania: endemic to Australia.


Sexing[edit]

The males of this species are brighter coloured than the females. They have elongated fin tips as they mature.


Diet[edit]

Should accept most foods including small flake and granular foods as well as brine shrimp and daphnia and other small live/frozen foods.


Feeding regime[edit]

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]

Is fairly adaptable to most environments and do well in well oxygenated tanks with current. Prefers a well matured heavily planted tank which gets regular water changes.


Behaviour[edit]

A peaceful and sociable community fish.

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