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Forktail Blue-Eye Rainbowfish

Experience a unique, eye-catching aquatic beauty with the Forktail Blue-Eye Rainbow! Perfect for both beginning and experienced aquarists, this species stands out with its blue eyes, yellow fins, and distinct fork pattern on the tail. Add a little sparkle to your aquarium with this 2-inch (5 cm) rainbowfish from Papua New Guinea's clearwater streams - they almost look like they are waving pom-poms as they swim! Get your own Forktail Blue-Eye Rainbow today and see the difference it makes in your tank.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

They enjoy the water to be stained with tannins (Almond leaves would be perfect as cover as well). Some floating plants such as Salvinia also give them a sense of calm. Java Moss is great to give the eggs and fry cover since the adults will try and eat them.

The Forktail Blue-Eye Rainbowfish is one of the most beautiful species of freshwater aquarium fish. Known for its bright blue eyes and vibrant colors, it is a popular choice for home aquariums. This Rainbowfish prefers to be kept in small groups of 8-10 individuals.  We feed them a large variety of foods which include finely ground Northfin flake foods, small Northfin pellets (veggie, community, & bug pro), frozen foods.

Their scientific name is Pseudomugil furcatus.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Gh: 6 to 15
  • Kh:  2 to 5
  • TDS: 100 to 200
  • Temp: 70 to 78

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Malaysian or Mopani
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Substrate: Pool Filter Sand

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Wonderful fish

I ordered 8 of these fish and was sent 10! They all arrived happy and healthy and are thriving. Wonderful coloration and very charismatic. Great mix of males and females.

Extremely satisfied with my purchase

The fish arrived healthy and active. After a couple weeks, they still look amazing. The size is perfect so that I can watch them grow but they weren’t bothered by the adult fish already in the tank. This is not my first purchase and I highly recommend Flip Aquatics!