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Blue-Eyed Rice Fish

By : Eric LoPresti

Oryzias Javanicus © Eric LoPresti
Blue Eyed Rice Fish
Common Name: Blue-Eyed Rice Fish
Latin Name: Oryzias Javanicus
Origin: India
Temperature: Mine do fine at 65-80°F, 19-27°C
Ease Of Keeping: VERY EASY!!
Aggressivness: Passive
Adult_Size : 1-1½" (2½ - 3 cm)
Minimum_Tank_Size : 2½ Gallons
Feeding: Frozen brine shrimp or daphnia, anything live. Oryzias will eat ground up flakes, but not happily.
Spawning Method : Egg layers, easy, 12-14 day inc.
Comments: This is a great fish for the beginner killi hobbyist, although not technically a killifish, it has the same breeding methods as many of the Aphyosemion and Fundulopanchax species. The hardest part is finding the fish, as they are not readily available.
The female can often be seen swimming around with a cluster of eggs attached, it looks similar to a cluster of grapes. This is an unusual trait that is limited to the Oryzias Genus.

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