Eastern Mudminnow (Umbra pygmea)

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Eastern Mudminnow

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Eastern Mudminnow

Umbra pygmea

132 Litres (35 US G.)

11-12 cm (4.3-4.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 6.5

4 -20 °C (39.2-68°F)

3-8 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Umbridae





Additional names

Eastern Mudminnow

Additional scientific names

Leuciscus pygmaeus


Sexing[edit | edit source]

When mature, females are slightly larger, attaining 15cm (5.9"), males 11cm (4.3").


Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful and shy fish that does in best in groups of its own kind with equally peaceful fish that require a similar tank set up.


Diet[edit | edit source]

Small crustaceans, worms, mollusks. Not evident to eat plant matter. Most small, meaty foods accepted, as well as flake and pellet after being accustomed to them.


Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed two times daily, small bits. Frozen bloodworms, artemia, gammarus, ect taken with delight. Can be trained to flake and pellet, but likes the frozen. Not an aggressive feeder, indeed is very timid, so keep separate from centrarchids and other aggressive feeders.


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Dense planted tank, low pH, can tolerate very low pH, but adapts to a wide range. Soft water. Seems to move throughout water strata, is often observed resting on bottom or perched on vegetation.


Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Passive, somewhat reclusive.

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