The Peacock Gudgeon, whose scientific name is (Tateurndina Ocellicauda), is a freshwater fish that originates from the shallow waters of Papua New Guinea. It is justifiably named after the famous bird, Peacock, due to its myriad colors and patterns, and the trademark Peacock eyespot.
The average size of a Peacock Gudgeon is usually about 2 and a half to 3 inches long. Due to their small size, they do not require a huge tank. The minimum tank size recommended is 15 gallons for a small community of fish.
The water temperature should be between 72°F and 79°F and the pH levels around 6.0 to 7.8. To maintain the Peacock Gudgeon’s health, it’s important to replicate their natural habitat as much as possible. Hardy plants, rocks, and driftwood should be included in the tank to offer plenty of hiding spots for the fish.
Peacock Gudgeons are usually peaceful and won’t cause any trouble with other non-aggressive fish. These fish will also do better when kept in large groups of 6 to 8 fish. The average life span of the Peacock Gudgeon is between 4 and 5 years in captivity.
Peacock Gudgeons are omnivores. However, these fish can be very picky when it comes to feeding them.
In the wild, they prey on insects, larvae, and small critters while in the aquarium, high-quality dried foods, protein-rich live foods, and frozen snacks are all acceptable foods to them. They do not appreciate flakes as food unless they are offered as a side snack for meaty foods.
Highly recommended foods for the Peacock Gudgeon include Brine shrimp, Bloodworms, and Daphnia.
The Peacock Gudgeons are a peaceful fish species that gets along with most other non-aggressive fish species. They also thrive in a community tank of 6 to 8 fish.
The most suitable tank mates for the Peacock Gudgeon are;
Peacock Gudgeons are generally peaceful fish and will even be happiest in a community tank. They get along with most fish species that are non-aggressive and similarly sized.
What fish can be kept with the Peacock Gudgeon?
The Peacock Gudgeon is a schooling fish and will thrive in a community tank. They will get along with most other species but that does not mean they are compatible with all of them.
Their most suitable tank mates include; Apistogramma, Bumblebee Goby, Celestial Pearl Danios, Cherry Barb, Cory fish, Ember Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Kuhli Loach.
How big do Peacock Gudgeons get?
Male Peacock Gudgeons can grow up to 3 inches long and females 2 inches long.
Scientific Name:Tateurndina ocelicauda
Size at Maturity: 2.5"
Water Temperature: 72-77F
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish butshipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
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"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive.We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense.If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.
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