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Tateurndina ocellicauda


Tateurndina ocellicauda
Peacock Gudgeon
七彩塘鳢
The Peacock gudgeon, also known as Peacock goby, Tateurndina ocellicauda is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the genus Tateurndina of the Eleotridae (Sleepers) family, Eleotrinae subfamily.
Peacock Gudgeons, the only species in its genus, grow to about 2.5 to 3 inches.
They inhabit small rivers in Eastern Papua New Guinea. They like to form schools that hover over the bottom.
Though Peacock Gudgeons are peaceful, take care that during breeding ,there is enough room in your aquarium or males and females become aggressive. A minimum of 10 gallon (or 40 liter) tank is recommended for a group of 4-5 at maximum.
With Peacock Gudgeons, males have a pronounced forehead or a bump as some may call it. Females have a black stripe at the edge of the dorsal and anal fin. Feeding them live food such as Grindal Worms and White Worms should induce them to spawning mood. Putting PVC pipes as breeding spots will help the male with its guarding. Prior to spawning a pair selects and cleans a nest site, usually in a rocky crevice. Female deposits about 30 eggs. Male guards and fans the eggs. Eggs hatch in about 6 days
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