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A Series By Nessa
 

Honey Blue Eye - Pseudomugil mellis

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Male Honey Blue Eye
Common name
Honey Blue eye
 
Synonyms
none
 
Family
Pseudomugilidae (also sub family)
 
Origin
Tin Can Bay , south or Beerwah Queensland , Australia
 
Environment and salinity
Fresh water that is soft and highly acid (pH 6.0-6.5) in a densely planted environment. Can adapt to various water conditions.
 
Colouration
Both sexes are a honey colour (male brighter) with black and white tipped fins.
 
Adult size
1 (3cms)
 
Preferred tank size
At least a 24 tank for a school
 
Preferred food
Live foods preferable, but can be weaned to prepared foods over a few weeks.
 
Sexing
Males are much more colourful and brighter and have longer finnage.
 
Social Behaviour
A peaceful schooling fish that does best in a species only tank.
 
Spawning
Not spawned in aquaria. Has been noted that these fish are continuous spawners.
 
Additional information
This fish is listed on the endangered species list.



 
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