Signifer Rainbow | Juvenile
- Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal (76 L) – A tank of 50 – 60 gallons is advisable for a school of 6 or more of these active swimmers.
- Substrate Type: Any
- Lighting Needs: Low – subdued lighting
- Temperature: 72.0 to 82.0° F (22.2 to 27.8° C)
- Range ph: 6.5-8.0
- Hardness Range: 10 – 20 dGH
- Brackish Water: Very Slows Transition
- Fresh Water: Yes
- Salt water: Very Slows Transition after Brackish.
- Water Movement: Moderate
- Water Region: Middle – mostly inhabit the middle & Top of the aquarium.
The Pacific Blue Eye Signifer Rainbowfish is the most widespread and variable of the blue eye rainbowfish that inhabit the freshwater and brackish rivers and estuaries of coastal Western Australia. It lives in very large schools in areas with dense vegetation, so it is an ideal candidate for the planted aquarium. While some populations of this fish inhabit brackish or even fully marine water. Males display brilliant yellow to orange coloration on their bodies and fins, particularly while competing/posturing with other males. Females also possess this attractive coloration, but to a lesser extent. Both males and females feature stunningly bright blue eyes that contrasts beautifully with their yellow to orange bodies.
Scientific Name: Pseudomugil Signifer
Adult Size of fish – inches: 2.5 inches (6.32 cm).
Lifespan: 3 years – Can have a life span of about 2 to 3 years when kept in a well maintained aquarium.
Aquarium Hardiness: Moderately hardy – Hardy in the right conditions
Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate – Easy to take care of if all needs are met.