Peacock gudgeon


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Peacock gudgeon is also called peacock goby. It is a fish with intense coloring. It is not aggressive and it is easy to maintain. The fish is not very common among aquarists but it is one of the best that you can add to your tank.

The fish is within the Eleotridae family. The fish is small but attractive and can live within plants in a tank. The fish inhabits shallow waters within rivers, ponds, and streams. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea Island. It can also be found within forests in tropical forests, swimming in the shallow waters.

The body of the peacock gudgeon is bluish and silvery. It also has black, yellow, and pink marks along the fins and the body. While in the wild, the males can grow up to 3 inches in length while the females grow up to 2 inches. It has a lifespan of around 5 years.

The only issue this fish has is that it is prone to infectious diseases. This is the major cause of death. The peacock gudgeon prefers live food. Aquarists should maintain the fish in at least 40 liters of water. It is preferable that floating plants be included. When the bottom substrate is dark, you will appreciate the colors better.