Forktail Blue Eye Rainbowfish (Pseudomugil furcatus) Fish Species Profile
The Forktail Blue-eye Rainbowfish is a small, hardy, adaptable and peaceful species and is easy to keep making them ideal for beginner aquarists as well as more advanced aquarists.
Their colours are beautiful and impressive, they display yellow pelvic fins, and the upper edge of the pectoral fins is also yellow. The caudal fin has thin black upper and lower edges.
The Forktail Blue-eye displays a grey-greenish body, yellow pelvic fins, and the upper edge of the pectoral fins is also yellow. The caudal fin has thin black upper and lower edges.
|Scientific Name||Pseudomugil furcatus|
|Other Names||Forktailed Rainbowfish, Blue Eye Forktail Rainbowfish|
|Origins||Eastern Papua New Guinea|
|Best kept as||Groups 5+|
|Lifespan||up to 3 year|
|Maximum Size||up to 5.5 cm|
|Temperature||75 - 79 ℉ (23.9 - 26.1 ℃)|
|PH||6.0 - 8.0|
|GH||8 - 18|
|KH||5 - 12|
The Forktail Blue-eye Rainbow Fish lives in lowland slow-moving streams in the Eastern part of Papua New Guinea. You can find these fishes from Collingwood Bay to Dyke Ackland Bay. It seems to prefer clear and densely grown rainforest streams, with a dark, fine, sandy or rocky substrate.
These Rainbowfish are easy to feed and have no special requirements when it comes to what they eat.
Provide them with a varied diet of micro pellets, flakes and granules as well as small frozen, live and freeze-dried foods such as baby brine shrimp, Cyclops and Daphnia.