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Peacock Gudgeon and co.

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by Dusko, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Dusko

    Dusko Prolific Poster

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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.
     
  2. Laith

    Laith Lifetime Charter Member
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    Nice fish! I don't think I've ever seen any of those.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Tom Barr

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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.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
  4. Dusko

    Dusko Prolific Poster

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    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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  5. Tom Barr

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

    Regards,

    Tom Barr
     
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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.
     
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