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5cm - 6cm

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Water Conditions

Enhance your aquarium with the captivating Forktail Rainbowfish. These vibrant fish bring color and energy to aquatic landscapes.


  • The Forktail Rainbowfish (Pseudomugil furcatus) is a stunning and lively freshwater fish known for its vibrant colors and distinctive forked tail.
  • Originating from Australia and New Guinea, these fish are popular among aquarists for their peaceful nature and active swimming behavior.

Water Conditions:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 72°F to 78°F (22°C to 26°C) for optimal health and vitality.
  • pH Levels: Prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Tolerates a wide range of water hardness, but prefers moderately soft to moderately hard water conditions.

Tank Mates:

  • Peaceful Community Fish: Forktail Rainbowfish are peaceful and thrive in community aquariums with other non-aggressive species.
  • Suitable Tank Mates: Include small to medium-sized fish species such as tetras, rasboras, danios, gouramis, and other rainbowfish species.
  • Avoid Aggressive Species: Avoid housing with aggressive or fin-nipping fish that may harass or stress the Forktail Rainbowfish.

Feeding Habit:

  • Omnivorous Diet: Forktail Rainbowfish are omnivores and accept a variety of foods, including high-quality flakes, pellets, live, and frozen foods.
  • Small Particle Foods: Due to their small size, provide them with small particle foods such as micro pellets or crushed flakes.
  • Feed Regularly: Offer small, frequent meals throughout the day to ensure they receive adequate nutrition and maintain vibrant coloration.


  • Tank Size: Provide a well-planted aquarium of at least 20 gallons to accommodate a small group of Forktail Rainbowfish.
  • Aquascaping: Decorate the aquarium with live plants, driftwood, and rocks to provide hiding spots and swimming areas.
  • Water Quality: Maintain excellent water quality through regular water changes and efficient filtration to prevent stress and disease.


  • Active Swimmers: Forktail Rainbowfish are active and agile swimmers, often seen darting around the aquarium in small groups.
  • Schooling Behavior: These fish feel more secure in a group, so consider keeping them in groups of six or more to promote natural behavior.


  • Egg Scatterers: Forktail Rainbowfish are egg scatterers and may spawn in densely planted aquariums with fine-leaved plants or spawning mops.
  • Separate Breeding Tank: Consider setting up a separate breeding tank with shallow water and plenty of spawning sites to encourage breeding behavior.


  • Jumping: Forktail Rainbowfish are known to jump, so ensure the aquarium is covered with a lid or mesh to prevent escape.
  • Disease Management: Practice proper quarantine procedures for new arrivals to prevent introducing diseases into the aquarium

Forktail Rainbow 2cm x 5pc

SGD 13.75

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Suitable Tank Mates for Forktail Rainbow 2cm x 5pc