Above: Shown in the picture above is a young premium quality Tenellus BlueEyes.
These fish are members of the genus Pseudomugil, which are small fish that are very much schooling fish.
Comments: This is a Premium Pet Fish, and we never see Premium BlueEyes like these in any of the live fish stores or online stores that we visit.
Premium Pet Fish are more energetic, hardier, and have brighter colors with a beautiful metallic sheen.
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Origin: These BlueEyes are being raised on a famous fish farm. Their ancestors originally lived in northern Australia, New Guinea, and some nearby islands, but now they live in aquariums throughout most of the world.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, male Tenellus BlueEyes can grow to be about 2.25" long, including their tails. Females are usually smaller and plumper when mature.
Sometimes very old Tenellus BlueEyes are even bigger. Sometimes quite a bit bigger.
Behaviors: Tenellus BlueEyes are active swimmers and are rarely aggressive.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include, other smallish fish like Guppies, Neon Tetras, Cory Catfish, White Clouds, Zebra Danios and many other small size aquarium fish.
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Temperature: These BlueEyes can live pretty well from about 65 to 80 degrees F., but they're probably most comfortable at about 75-85 degrees.
Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US has a higher pH and is harder but seems to be OK, so it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8.
We ship them in this water.
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Aquarium Size: It is probably best to house this fish in at least a 20-gallon tank, but more is better. Keep at most one Rainbowfish per 2-gallons.
Decor: BlueEyes do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
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Live Plants are beautiful and improve the water quality.
DrTom - 08/31/2015
We have 380-aquariums with lots-and-lots of popular aquarium fish plus lots-and-lots of rare fish!
We consider ourselves to be the link between the world's best sources of fish and the world best customers. We love our work, and we are very responsible.
All of our fish are Premium Quality Fish from the best suppliers in the world. Our fish have better health, more energy and brighter colors, as you can see in our pictures on this website.
We also offer lots and lots of information about keeping pet fish, all from the knowledge of the Bailey Brothers, who have a combined total of 100+ years of experience as breeders, wholesalers, and retailers of pet fish!
Our fish and our customers are treated with the best of care, and we work energetically everyday to make sure every customer enjoys their new fishy friends.
When you purchase pet fish from us, you know you're receiving premium quality fish and premium quality service.
"Received my fish last night and was so pleased! They all arrived alive and appeared to be healthy.
"Once in the tank, they became very active and are now thriving in their new home.
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This website is owned and operated by the Bailey Brothers, DrTom and Nevin, who've been together in the fish business for more than 50-years.
The Product Manager has been with the company for more than 35-years.
So we feel very confident that this is the fishiest crew anywhere.