The Peacock Goby (Gudgeon) is a gorgeous small fish in a rainbow of colors. They are in full color even when not breeding. They only grow to about 3 inches. They inhabit shallow heavily vegetated slow-moving streams with submerged branches, roots, or leaf litter. Black gravel will have them show off their best colors. They are active fish that look great in a small group. They prefer temperatures 72-78o F. They originally came from Papua New Guinea with these having been captive-bred.
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To resemble their natural environment, sandy bottom with driftwood and a few rounded or flat rocks for them to breed on is ideal. Leaves on the bottom to add cover will also help. They enjoy the water that has been stained with tannins (Almond leaves would be perfect as cover as well). Keeping them with other small schools of Cardinal or Green Neons would also give them comfort by making them feel it’s safe.
The Peacock Goby enjoys softer water with a neutral pH. They are fairly easy to breed using 1/2 PVC pipe, open on both ends. Have one of the ends facing the front glass so you can tell when the male is guarding the eggs. This also allows for easy moving of the eggs to another container. We feed them a large variety of foods which include ground Northfin flake foods, small Northfin pellets (veggie, community, & bug pro), frozen foods, and live baby brine.
The scientific name for Peacock Goby is Tateurndina ocellicauda.
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It takes them a few days to come out of their shell but they are absolutely gorgeous (by far the prettiest fish in the tank) and happy now. They're eating frozen blood worms and brine shrimp with no problems!
All were extremely healthy, happy. Packing was absolutely perfect. Great communication.
All arrived in great shape, even an extra 1!
My fav freshwater fish. Solid company, return client.
Good looking community tank fish, arrived in good shape and are doing fine.