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Eastern Mudminnow (Umbra pygmaea)

Eastern Mudminnow (Umbra pygmaea)

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Eastern mudminnows (Umbra pygmaea) are a primitive species of fish, more closely related to pikes and pickerel, than actual minnows. These hardy fish, native to the east coast, often populate areas uninhabitable to other fish. Shallow, sluggish, heavily vegetated areas of swamps, streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes are the preferred habitat of this species, however they can survive in poor water qualities with lower oxygen and pH levels than most fish can tolerate.

Eastern mudminnows make for fantastic aquarium fish as they are hardy, undemanding mini-predators that do very well in planted aquaria. Personally, they remind me a lot of miniature wolf fish or bowfin. 

Currently available animals are field-collected and have gone through a preventative quarantine and treatments as necessary.

Care Level: Beginner.

Diet: Various aquatic invertebrates. 

Adult Size: Typically 3”-4” although up to 5” is possible. 

pH: 6.0-7.8, although they have been recorded anywhere from 3.5 to 8.1. 

Water Temps: 60-79F

Other Care Preferences:

NEVER release your fish into the wild or stock public waterways without permission from a government agency!

*We are a licensed dealer and propagator of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and fish in the state of Pennsylvania. All of our native and game fish (including bullfrogs, northern green frogs, and their tadpoles) come from licensed dealers and propagators with proof of receipt (available upon request to government agencies only). We WILL NOT under ANY circumstance sell any herptiles or fish collected from the commonwealth of PA, so please do not ask!*

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