Potential Size: Male: 6cm (2.6")
Female: 6cm (2.6")
Water Region: Middle Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are generally more colourful and have a longer dorsal fin than females.
Breeding: Not difficult to breed. The Pseudomugil furcatus lays only a few large eggs at a time and the female will lay about 5 to 10 eggs a day. Eggs will be laid in bushy plants or on the substrate. Remove eggs and put them into a small container. Hatching takes 7-10 days. After eggs hatch move fry into a smaller tank with shallow water.
Variants: Comments: A very colourful fish and is a great addition to any community aquairum. These fish grow very rapidly and like fresh water. Very undemanding as long as good food is given to them and regular water changes are provided. The furcata rainbow comes from a highly vegitated ecosystem so provide lots of plants. Plants provide places for the females to hide in which limits aggression. Recommened for community aquariums.
Main Colours: Green, Yellow, Blue
Credit: FishProfiles.com - Pseudomugil furcatus