Pseudomugil sp. ‘red neon’

A true gem for a planted aquarium

A Peaceful but nervous species of shoaling fish that should be kept in minimum schools of 8-10 per aquarium. They are micropredators but will take to high protein flake foods. They are best maintained in a species tank or alongside fishes of comparable size, disposition, and requirements. They are suitable to be housed together with freshwater shrimp of the genera Caridina and Neocaridina with a dense bed of mosses ensuring shrimplet survival.

Maintaining larger schoolswill not only make the fish less nervous but result in a more effective, natural-looking display.

Their fins embody an exquisite spotting and thread pattern. The striking blue eyes and pinstripe sheen are dazzling against a contrast of a planted aquarium.

Pseudomugil sp. red neon8

Please consider these little treasures to complement your next aquascape.

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