Connie’s blue-eye - Pseudomugil connieae
Scientific name: Pseudomugil connieae
Common name: Connie’s blue-eye
Usual size in fish tanks: 5 - 6 cm (1.97 - 2.36 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 7.5 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 18°N (214.29 - 321.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 25 - 28 °C (77 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: Oceania
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
The staple diet for Connie’s blue-eye should be quality flake. This can be supplemented with brine shrimp and blood worm, a little natural alga in the tank will also provide food for this fish.
Papua New Guinea; Connie’s blue-eye occupies the fast flowing tributaries.
The male will develop a yellow breast and a thin yellow stripe down the body. The dorsal fin will be more elongated than in the female.
A heavily planted tank is required for breeding, plenty of Java moss or spawning mops should also be added. The pair will normally spawn in the early morning, laying a few eggs over the period of the breeding season. Once laying is complete the parents should be separated from the eggs. After 2 weeks, the eggs should hatch and once the fry are free swimming they can be fed on Infusoria or crushed flake.
The expected life span for Pseudomugil connieae is 10 years.
A heavily planted tank is required for Pseudomugil connieae with plenty of hiding places, the addition of floating plants will also make them at ease.