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The Red Neon Blue Eye (Pseudomugil luminatus) is a unique variant of the Blue Eye native to New Guinea and Indonesia. It thrives in large schools amidst dense vegetation, making it an excellent addition to planted aquariums, particularly those with floating plants providing cover.

Male Red Neon Blue Eye display vibrant neon red to red-orange and blue coloration, especially during competitive displays with other males. Mature males develop extended, fan-like dorsal and anal fins. Females, though smaller with shorter fins, also exhibit vibrant colors.

Peaceful with similar-sized fish and even adult dwarf shrimp, this species thrives in schools of 6 or more individuals, preferably with multiple males, in a spacious, heavily planted aquarium. Darker substrate enhances their coloration.


While they readily accept high-quality flake foods, supplementing their diet with small frozen or live meaty foods ensures optimal health and coloration. Timid compared to more aggressive species, care should be taken to ensure they receive adequate food.

Known for their active, schooling behavior and compatibility with most invertebrates, including dwarf shrimp, the Red Neon Blue Eye adds vibrancy and personality to freshwater aquariums.


Recommended Tank Parameters:

  • Temperature: 64.4° - 78.8° F (18° - 26° C)
  • pH: 6.5 - 7.5
  • KH: 12 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons


Care Guidelines:

  • Diet: Omnivorous, supplement with meaty foods
  • Social behavior: Schooling/shoaling, peaceful with most comparably sized fish, compatible with adult dwarf shrimp and other invertebrates
  • Origin: Tank-bred, indigenous to Indonesia, New Guinea, Northern Australia
  • Average adult size: 1.2 - 1.5 inches (3 - 3.8 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/4 - 1 inch (0.6 - 2.5 cm)

Red Neon Blue Eye (Pseudomugil luminatus)

AU$28.00 Regular Price
AU$25.20Sale Price

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