Pictures of fish and fish in store may vary, these are just examples/fully grown fish
Native to the waters of Papua, New Guinea just a bit north of Australia, you’ll find these magnificent small shoaling species called Forktailed Rainbowfish. These fish prefer planted tanks with slow moving waters, since they are easy to breed- very few are caught wildly, and most of these fish in the aquarium trade are bred in captivity. Males have a more distinct- brighter, more vivid coloring to them from the females.
These fish are generally easy to feed and will eat most dry food, it is recommended to feed them a diet of frozen or live food sometimes as well.
Name: Forktailed Rainbowfish
Science Name: Pseudomugil furcatus
Max Size: 2″
pH: 7.0 – 8.0
Temperature: 75-79F° (24-26°C)
Care Level: Easy
Life Expectancy: 3 Years
Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 30 Gallons
Groups: Recommended in groups 6+ / Thrives in groups 12+