Peacock Gudgeon and co.
Some extraordinary little fish that can be kept in small aquariums (10gallon);
I keep mine in a spacious 48 gallons, let them have space
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 :-)
Great forum Tom and Co.
Kind regards, Dusko.
Last edited by Dusko; 03-24-2007 at 01:09 PM.
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Nice fish! I don't think I've ever seen any of those.
Thanks for posting.
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.
Cory panda would be nicer, they are small and stay that way generally.
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.