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Also known as "The Peacock Goby", and "The Rainbow Gudgeon" Latin Name - Tateurndina ocellicauda
Origin - New Guinea
Size - Up to 2.5 inches [6.25cm] Usually smaller.
Water Parameters - Not Critical
Temperature - 72 to 82F (22 to 28C)
Spawning - Cave Spawner, males will guard the 30 or more eggs which will hatch in 5 to 6 days.
Fry Care - Fry need to separated from the adults, they can be started on baby brine shrimp and/or microworms.
Basic Care - An extremely colorful species. The pictures don't begin to show the true coloration. Males and females are colorful, males have a distinguishing hump on their head and most females have a black line accross the bottom of their lower fin. Not too picky about food, and not overly aggressive, although they do a lot of fin flaring and mock fighting. This is a very beautiful and attention getting fish. They stay mainly around the bottom of the tank.
A male Peacock Gudgeon. This picture was taken over a dark substrate, notice the difference in coloration with the female pictured at the top of the page, taken over a light colored sand substrate.The peacocks have proven to be easy to spawn with the pvc "caves" and the fry are extremely hardy and easy to raise with the one exception that they refuse all non-live food.
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