Pseudomugil connieae

Common Names: Connie's Blue-Eye
Popondetta Blue-Eye
Synonyms: Popondetta connieae
Family: Pseudomugilidae
Category: Rainbowfish
Distribution: Indo Pacific; Originally discovered in the streams of eastern Papua New Guinea
Main Ecosystem: Stream; Stream
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with good quality flakes, vegetables (duckweed, boiled spinach, zuchinni or cucumber), frozen or live foods (such asdaphina, bloodworms, tubifex worms and brine shrimp) and spirulina-based foods. The Popondetta Blue-eye is more on the carnivore side but will accept some green foods.
7.5 - 8
25°C - 28°C
77°F - 82°F
12 dH - 18 dH
Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.4")
Female: 6cm (2.4")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have brighter colours and longer dorsal fins. The dorsal and anal fins of the males have a broad white or yellow outer margin and black band across the middle. The females have much smaller fins and lack the intense colouring and markings males have.
Breeding: Have a seperate tank set up with the water temperature around 27 degrees. Feed with your best quality foods, preferably live foods as they will increase egg numbers. Best bred in a ratio of 3 males to 2 females as this reduces stress and males will be less agressive. Pair breeding is not recommended as one male on his own can cause stress on the females. For best conditions, use a large tank so males can have their own spawning space and females can choose the male of their choice. This will enu
Comments: Very colourful and is a nice addition to a community aquarium. Make sure to provide weekly water changes as this fisn likes clean water. The Pseudomugil connieae is often confused with the Pseudomugil furcatus.
Main Colours: Yellow, Green, Blue
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Concave
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