Peacock gudgeon

Peacock Gudgeons grow to about 2.

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The Peacock gudgeon lives in the demersal, non-migratory, freshwater, pH range: 7.0, dH range: 7 environment.

The Peacock Gudgeon sports a gorgeous array of electric colors. With its magnificent, multi-colored markings and distinct, peduncle "eye spot," it is easy to see why it is named after the vibrantly colored peacock. More

The peacock gudgeon comes from the Papua/New Guinea coastal river system. One great thing about the peacock gudgeon is its size. It attains a maximum length of about 3 inches. You can comfortably keep a pair in a 10 or 5-gallon tank. More

Peacock Gudgeon Larvae The Peacock Gudgeon is a very peaceful fish and can be kept with other peaceful species (ex. Rainbowfishes). The male Tateurndina ocellicauda will indeed show some "pushy" aggression towards the female (and other fish) when caring for the eggs. More

Housing: You can keep peacock gudgeons in small aquaria – even those hard-to-care-for mini-tanks. Ten gallon tanks work much better for most people. They’re more stable water quality wise. Attitude: Not a shy fish, peacocks still prefer the lower half of the tank. More

A pair of peacock gudgeons can do well in a 10 gallon tank, more then one pair is best kept in a 20 gallon. More

The Peacock Gudgeon was first discovered in 1953. They were officially described in 1955 by John T. Nichols of the American Museum of Natural History in New York. A 1982 collecting trip by Melbourne hobbyist, Barry Crockford introduced them into the Australian hobby. More

Peacock Gudgeons of New Guinea are colorful freshwater fish. Their brilliant colors make them very desirable, and their small size makes them suitable for community aquaria. More

Common names

Påfuglekutling in Danish (dansk)
Peacock gudgeon in English
Peacock-eye gudgeon in English
Riikinkukkotorkkuja in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Schwanzfeck-Schläfergrundel in German (Deutsch)
Schwanzfleck-Schläfergrundel in German (Deutsch)
睛尾新几内亚塘鳢 in Mandarin Chinese
睛尾新几内亚塘鳢 in Unknown
睛尾新幾內亞塘鱧 in Mandarin Chinese
睛尾新幾內亞塘鱧 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Eleotridae
Genus : Tateurndina
Species : Tateurndina ocellicauda
Authority : Nichols, 1955