Peacock Gudgeon and co.

Dusko

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Some extraordinary little fish that can be kept in small aquariums (10gallon);
I keep mine in a spacious 48 gallons, let them have space :D
New Guinea offers some very interesting small fish, I will soon add one or two Borneo suckers to this set-up of mine, also a nice small fish to consider.

The Peacock Gudgeon is a very peaceful and small (5-6cm) fish. I kept mine in a 15 liters acrylic tank before adding them to my 180 liter and they where together with Red Cherry shrimp babys and grown-ups. I didn't notice many missing shrimps. Gudgeons are not very fast swimmers in comparison with shrimps ability to jump-away very fast. Any way as I stated above, I haven't witnessed Gudgeons being able to harm my Dwarf shrimps nor being interested really in eating them. Of course if you intend breeding Dwarf shrimps I wouldn't recommend any fish but only Otos to be kept with small shrimp species. Java Moss helps alot when mixing various small fish and Dwarf Shrimps of course :)

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Great forum Tom and Co.

Kind regards, Dusko.
 

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All three of these are ideal fish.

Placing them only in a larger tank will make the tank look larger also, think about 4 discus in there, at 8" each.

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Tom Barr;15421 said:
All three of these are ideal fish.

Placing them only in a larger tank will make the tank look larger also, think about 4 discus in there, at 8" each.

Regards,
Tom Barr

That was exactly my plan...to have small species so the tank looks bigger and more space for the fish also. I am staying away from "Big fish" in such a small aquarium IMO. And I think I am fully stocked already;
17 Pseudomugil furcatus - grow to 6cm
8 Tateurndina ocellicauda - grow to approx 6cm
2 Otocinclus spp. - grow to 5 cm
4 Trichopsis pumila - 3 cm
3 Crossocheilus siamensis - 15cm

I am thinking of adding a few Cory sterbai or Cory julii and Pseudogastromyzon myersi and that is it concerning the fauna.
Flora is going to expand a bit more instead :D

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Cory panda would be nicer, they are small and stay that way generally.

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I keep a group of Corydoras hastatus in a 30g tank with some Vietnamese white clouds and cherry shrimp. Very nice species of dwarf corydoras.