View Full Version : Unexpectedly ended up with two Blue Eyes

09-05-2012, 06:29 PM
So yesterday we went to the fish place as they had more pygmy corys in.

So I had them bag up 10 pygmys and 1 scarlet badis. Well he bagged them up and found he had "11 pygmys" before catching the badis, which I told him I was ok with, and upon initial review at the store, with all that fish in the bag it looked about right.

Of course when we got home... 2 of those pygmys looked mighty odd.... turns out I ended up with 2 fish that based on my googling around this morning I believe are Pseudomugul gertrudae.

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of my own that came out (they are about an inch) but they are quite yellow with speckled fins and a pretty distinctive lateral line.

So here's a link I found mine look like the top image http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Gertrud.htm

Thankfully, I do believe they are compatible with the rest of the nanos (actually they are kind of cute with their top fins that remind me of little helicopters)

Anyone else have experiences with Blue-eyes or have some good resources to pass along?

Indian Woods Angels
09-05-2012, 11:41 PM
nice deal, those are cool little fish.

09-07-2012, 04:25 PM
what awesome little fish!

09-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Wow I've never seen anything like those. Great pickup!:goldfish: