Barred Flagtail (Kuhlia mugil)
Max Size: 1 foot 8 inches
Reef Compatible: With Caution. My eat small fish and invertebrates.
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons
The Barred Flagtail Fish, also known as Kuhlia mugil, is a small and attractive freshwater fish native to the tropical regions of the Indo-Pacific. It gets its name from the striking barred pattern on its body, which adds to its appeal for aquarium enthusiasts.
A spacious aquarium of at least 100 gallons is recommended for keeping Barred Flagtail Fish. They are active swimmers and appreciate plenty of open space to move around. Provide them with ample hiding spots and aquatic plants to mimic their natural environment. The tank should have a secure lid as these fish are known to be jumpers.
Barred Flagtail Fish are generally peaceful and can be kept in a community aquarium. However, avoid pairing them with aggressive or large predatory fish that may harm or intimidate them. Suitable tankmates include peaceful community fish of similar size and temperament.
These fish are omnivorous and will accept a varied diet. Offer them a balanced diet consisting of high-quality flake or pellet food as the base. Supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, daphnia, and small insects. Providing a diverse diet will help ensure their health and coloration.
Providing a suitable environment with proper care and attention will allow the Barred Flagtail Fish to thrive and showcase their beautiful appearance and peaceful demeanor. Regular observation and maintenance will ensure a happy and healthy aquarium environment for these fascinating fish.