Eastern coastline of Australia, from northern Queensland southwards to the NSW/Victoria border.
Large eggs scattered amongst plants, hatching time approximately 3 weeks. Suitable first foods for the fry include powder foods, vinegar eels and Artemia nauplii.
Omnivorous. Feed small sized foods, including frozen & live foods.
When kept in a school, Blue-eye males put on elaborate fin displays to impress females and to outshine rival males. Best kept in planted aquaria, either in a single species tank or with other small fishes. Suitable for nano tanks, also useful for mosquito control in frog ponds where water temperatures are usually above 14C.