Pseudomugil signifer

12. November 2009

The species of the genus Pseudomgil are relatives of the rainbowfishes. But they stay much smaller and usually they reach only 4-5 cm in length. This is also true for P. signifer, which looks a bit like a miniature edition of the Celebes rainbowfish (Marosatherina ladigesi). The males are displaying the whole day through what makes a fascinating picture. We offer this charming schooling fish as bred specimens, for they originate from Australia (eastern coastal area of Queensland and New South Wales) and no wild collected fish are exported from there.

The fish like to spawn in fine plant material (Java moss etc.). The eggs need 2-3 weeks to hatch. The offspring is already 5-6 mm long and can readily accept freshly hatched brine shrimp nauplii as food.

Males can be quite aggressive against each other, so it is recommend to keep only one male in smaller tanks or in breeding tanks. They should be combined with a number of females.

Regarding water parameters the species is quite tolerant, but hard water (a bit salt can also be added) is preferred.

For our customers: the species has code 446302 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale marked.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Nachzucht / bred
Verfügbare Größe in cm 3-4